Every fall, the Ohio 4-H Foundation hosts Celebration of Youth, a fundraising and community fellowship event for adults 21 and over that raises money to support 4-H youth development across Ohio. This year, the evening will once again take place at Leeds Farm in Ostrander, Ohio. It includes a delicious dinner catered by City Barbeque and features a variety of farm activities for attendees to participate in, such as hayrides, a zip line, pumpkin jump, pedal carts, and more. The evening’s premier activities are the silent and live auctions, where guests have the opportunity to bid on items donated by our generous board members, 4-H alumni, and community partners.
Past auction items have included Ohio State memorabilia and football tickets, handcrafted pottery, glassware, jewelry, and quilts, family photography sessions, and getaways to Hilton Head, New York, Lake Erie, and Naples, Florida. In 2021, thanks to the generosity of auction donors and sponsors, the auctions raised more than $137,000 to support Ohio 4-H programming and operations.
Celebration of Youth would not be possible without the generosity of our alumni, community, and supporters, and we would like to extend our gratitude to all those who have donated auction items or sponsored the event in the past. If you are interested in donating an auction item for this year’s Celebration of Youth, becoming a sponsor, or purchasing tickets, visit our website. We look forward to seeing you at Leeds Farm this fall!