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Tama County Youth to celebrate National 4-H Week Oct. 7-13

October 1, 2012
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

The dates of Oct. 7-13 are National 4-H Week, and Tama County is celebrating the 4-H youth who have made an impact on the communities by stepping up to the challenges of a complex and changing world.

4-H youth will connect with the community by inviting any youth and their family who are interested in 4H or curious about what 4H is to join current members for a 4H Find Out Night. This event will include free pork burgers provided by the Tama County Pork Producers, displays from local 4H clubs activities, and working exhibits which include make 'n' take activities for youth to participate in. Tama County 4Hers and leaders will be present to answer questions about their club.

Two events have been planned. The first event will be held on Monday, Oct. 8, at the South Tama Elementary Cafeteria.

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The second event will be held in Traer at the Traer Activity Center on Thursday Oct. 11.

Both Find Out Nights will be from 5-7 p.m. and are a come and go event. Plan on attending and find out how you can get involved.

Recent findings from Tufts University's 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development indicate that young people in 4-H are three times more likely to contribute to their communities than youth not participating in 4-H. Notably, the Tufts research discovered that the structured learning, encouragement and adult mentoring that 4-H'ers receive play a vital role in helping them actively contribute to their communities. In Tama County, more than 190 4-H members and 50 volunteers are involved in 4 H.

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4-H youth are a living breathing, culture-changing revolution for doing the right thing, breaking through obstacles and pushing our country forward by making a measurable difference right where they live.

Learn how you can Join the Revolution of Responsibility at, or contact Darla Thiessen, County Youth Coordinator, at Iowa State University Cooperative Extension, Tama at 641-484-2703 or

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WHAT:?4H?Find Out Night

WHEN:Monday, Oct. 8- come & go - 5-7 p.m.

WHERE:?South Tama Elementary Cafeteria, 1611 Country Club Dr., Tama



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