Fundraiser for Lane County 4-H this weekend
EUGENE, Ore. - In 2010, Lane County cut funding to many programs, including 4-H.
But this fall, 4-H returned to the area, thanks to support from the community.
"It's been wonderful. These are programs this community really seems to want and we've been getting a lot of support from individuals, businesses, and different community groups," said Kate Hammarback of Lane County 4-H.
The program offers children hands-on learning activities.
And while it has historically been a way for kids to explore farming and animals, Hammarback said 4-H is much more than that.
"We also teach leadership skills, citizenship, and service," she said.
Approximately 160 local kids are involved in the program.
This Saturday, they are holding a Tack Sale Fundraiser.
Over 70 businesses will be there, selling products, primarily horse-related.
Proceeds will benefit the 4-H program in the area.
Entry is $2 per person, those under age 8 can enter for free.