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Bureau County 4-H Donates Easter Baskets

Twenty-six Bureau County families in need of assistance received a complete Easter meal and treats for children thanks to the community service efforts of 4-H Federation, with the support of Bureau County 4-H community clubs.  Community clubs donated 16 complete baskets. Federation members used funds earned from their primary fundraising event, the food stand at the Bureau County Fair, to shop for items to fill ten additional baskets and purchased hams for all 26 baskets.    


4-H Federation is a group of 4-H members from 8-12th grade whose primary purpose is to assist the University of Illinois Extension’s 4-H staff with planning and carrying out events and activities throughout the county.  They serve as mentors to younger members and help make the county program stronger. The youth members serve as communication links between 4-H community clubs and the Extension staff.  


For more information about 4-H programs, please contact Danielle Saletzki, 4-H and Youth Development Program Coordinator, at 815-875-2878 or by email des85@illinois.edu.


The Mission of University of Illinois Extension is to provide practical education you can trust to help people, businesses and communities solve problems, develop skills and build a better future. Visit our website at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/blmp/


If you have questions or need more information please call University of Illinois Extension, Bureau-LaSalle-Marshall-Putnam Unit at (815)875-2878. Extension offices are located in Princeton, Ottawa, Henry and in Oglesby on the IVCC campus.