Since its inception in 1997, the Ohio 4-H Celebration of Youth has raised more than $1.4 million in support of Ohio 4-H youth development programming. Last Thursday, with the help of our generous sponsors, donors, and guests, we added to this amount.
With the support of over 300 guests, more than $138,000 was raised for Ohio 4-H youth development programming. In addition to bidding on auction items, guests were invited to pledge their support for the Ohio 4-H Leadership Experiences Support Fund. These donations will provide youth the opportunity to attend life-changing state and national 4-H leadership opportunities such as National 4-H Conference, Spark EXPO, True Leaders in Equity Institute, Citizenship Washington Focus, and Ignite.
Throughout the evening, guests enjoyed driving pedal carts and flying down the zip line at Leeds Farm. They dined on appetizers provided by Hudson’s Edge, Patterson Fruit Farm, and C. Krueger’s, and a delicious dinner catered by City Barbeque.
Dr. Lauren H. Logan was featured as the evening’s keynote speaker. Logan is a proud alumna of Athens County 4-H and works as an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at Ohio Northern University. She shared her 4-H story with guests and spoke about how 4-H projects inspired her to pursue her current career.
A special thanks to all the sponsors, donors, alumni, guests, and volunteers who made Celebration of Youth possible this year. Your generous support means we continue growing 4-H across Ohio. With your help, we inspire curiosity, fuel adventure, and build lifelong skills to grow tomorrow’s leaders today.
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