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4-H Pennsylvania celebrates 100 years

Published February 25. 2012 09:01AM

Pennsylvania 4-H is celebrating 100 years of helping boys and girls succeed.

The organization began in 1912 with a corn growing contest in Mercer County. Fourteen 14 boys and one girl competed against one another in that contest.

Since then Pennsylvania 4-H has been helping youth and adults learn, grow, and work together for 100 years with volunteers providing countless hours of time and 4-H members and their families making worthwhile contributions to the citizens of Pennsylvania and this nation.

In order to help celebrate the Pennsylvania 4-H Centennial, Carbon County has established a centennial committee, which is planning a 4-H reunion to be held in the fall.

The Carbon County 4-H Centennial Committee is currently looking for memorabilia, in the way of 4-H projects, photos, photo albums, clothing, etc from 4-H club years. All items would be displayed the items at the reunion. No ribbons, please.

If you would like to serve on the 4-H Centennial Committee, want your name put on the mailing list or have any items to contribute for the reunion, please contact Georgia Farrow, 4-H Program Assistant, at the Carbon County Extension Office at 570-325-2788 or email her at:

4-H is the youth component of Penn State University. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce.

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