Archive for Wednesday, October 20, 2004

The Mirror, 4-H’ers partner on project

October 20, 2004

The Mirror newspaper's fund-raising project with Leavenworth County 4-H'ers is well under way.

The Mirror and 4-H'ers have teamed up on a project to help send 4-H'ers to summer camps.

County 4-H members have been invited to sell subscriptions to The Mirror -- and receive cash back for every subscription they sell. The Mirror will give 4-Her's $10 for every new subscription they sell and $5 for every renewal they sell.

All proceeds will be applied toward helping defray the overall increasing cost of 4-H camps for Leavenworth County 4-H'ers, according to Beth Hecht, county extension agent for 4-H youth development. Hecht said the money received from the newspaper will be deposited in a general camp fund that will benefit all 4-H'ers.

She said partnering with The Mirror seemed like a natural fit because of the newspaper's year-round support of 4-H and 4-H'ers.

All members of 4-H are eligible to attend camp, regardless of their age. Youngsters who are 7 through 9 years old can attend the one-night Junior Campout in Leavenworth County. Older children, who are 9 through 13 years old, can participate in the four-day 4-H County Camp at Rock Springs Camp, which is south of Junction City.

And Hecht said older children also serve as counselors at both camps.

The donations from The Mirror will benefit all 4-H'ers who want to attend camp.

"We strongly believe in what 4-H does for young people," said Caroline Trowbridge, editor and publisher of The Mirror. "It builds confidence, it provides members with an opportunity to learn about responsibility and it's a fun organization to be associated with."

An order form appears on page 3B of today's edition of The Mirror. Or people are encouraged to call The Mirror directly to order as part of the program.

Hecht said that while all proceeds will go directly toward helping defray the overall cost of camps for county 4-H'ers, the top selling 4-H club will receive a special club outing award.

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