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Oct. 2-8 is National 4-H Week in Cass County

Celebration declared by Cass County Board of Commissioners

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CASS COUNTY — 4-H is America’s largest youth development organization, supporting nearly six million youth across the country. In 2022, 4-H has helped local youth in Cass County to become confident, independent, resilient and compassionate leaders.

4-H programming is delivered by Cooperative Extension - a community of more than 100 public universities across the nation that provides experiences where young people in grades K-12 learn by doing through hands-on projects in the important areas of health, science, agriculture and civic engagement.

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This work is supported by 4-H’s network of nearly 500,000 volunteers and 3,500 professionals providing caring and supportive mentoring to all 4-Hers, helping them to grow into true leaders, entrepreneurs and visionaries.

National 4-H Week showcases the ways that 4-H inspires kids to do and highlights the 4-H youth in Cass County who work each day to make a positive impact on those around them.

Therefore, the Cass County Board of Commissioners elected to adopt a resolution that proclaims Oct. 2-8, 2022, as National 4-H Week throughout Cass County to encourage all citizens to recognize 4-H for the significant impact the program has made and continues to make by empowering youth with the skills they need to lead for a lifetime.

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“We couldn’t be more excited to share the lessons learned and successes of our current Cass County 4-H youth with our community during 4-H Week, and we hope that we are able to encourage other youth to join 4-H where they, too, can ‘learn by doing’ as our 4-H motto states,” Brooke Remer, local extension dducator with 4-H in Cass County, said in a news release.

Cass County 4-H will kick off 4-H Week with “Service Sunday” at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, at the Cass County Fairgrounds in Pine River, where area 4-H families and community supporters are welcome join in for a service project to beautify the exterior of the 4-H Food Stand at the fairgrounds following an ice cream social.

During 4-H Week, keep an eye on the “UMN Extension - Cass County 4-H” Facebook page where they will highlight the celebratory daily themes as shared by Minnesota 4-H State Ambassadors, and encourage the 4-H community to share their 4-H story in posts using the hashtag #MN4HProud and #MN4H.

To learn more about 4-H in Cass County, contact Brooke Remer, Cass County 4-H local extension educator, at 218-587-8292 and visit www.4-H.umn.edu .

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