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Lake County youth to celebrate National 4-H Week

RELEASE DATE: October 3, 2006

TAVARES — The Lake County 4-H Program is celebrating National 4-H Week, Oct. 1-7, with a peanut butter drive at area Publix Super Markets on Saturday, Oct. 28, National Make a Difference Day.

Local 4-H youth will connect with the community by “using their hands to larger service” by collecting peanut butter for Second Harvest Food Bank. Second Harvest Food Bank and area Publix Super Markets have partnered with the 4-H District 8, which includes the counties of Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia, to alleviate the urgent problem of hunger among Central Florida residents.

“I am so excited about the Peanut Butter Drive” said Jennifer Sullivan, District 8 Secretary and Community Service Committee Chair.

Sullivan has worked tirelessly to coordinate with the area Publix Super Markets and Second Harvest Food Bank to make this a successful community service effort.

In Lake County, more than 700 4-H club members and 200 volunteers are involved in the 4-H program. To learn how to become a 4-H member or volunteer leader in Lake County, call Sarah Hensley, 4-H Youth Development Extension Agent, at (352) 343-4101 or log on to http://lake.ifas.ufl.edu/4-H/.

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4-H Youth Development Extension Agent
Office: 352-343-9603; Cell: 352-455-0445
klafollette@lakecountyfl.gov

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