Local 4-H clubs raising funds for 4-H Endowment

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Troy Fair time is right around the corner. 4-H children around the county are busy preparing their animals for show the last week in July. There is one girl that is doing extra work at this busy time. Rachel Tice, daughter of Steve and Jackie Tice of Springfield, is raising an extra pig, “Keystone” to be auctioned off at the Livestock Auction on Wednesday, July 28 at 10:00am at the Toy Fair swine arena. All 4-H clubs showing market animals have teamed together to help pay for the expenses “Keystone” occurs. The proceeds from the sale of “Keystone” will go towards the recently started Bradford County 4-H Endowment Fund.

An endowment is a charitable donation given to an institution to support a specific goal. Generally an endowment is quite large – the institution receives multiple endowments that are pooled together in a common fund. The principle is invested and the earned interest is used to fund projects locally.

The Bradford County 4-H endowment is an invested fund through Penn State. This endowment is being established to secure the future of 4-H in Bradford County.

Fund raising for the Bradford County 4-H Endowment has just began. At least $25,000 is needed to establish the endowment. Once their goal is reached the earned interest will be returned to the county.

This is a long term investment for the betterment of all future 4-H programs. 4-H offers not only projects to be completed by the members; it offers life lessons that will follow these children through adulthood. `

If anyone is interested in making a donation to the Bradford County 4-H Endowment Fund, call the Penn State Cooperate Extension at (570) 265-2896, ask for Garry Hennip or Tia Steinfelt. You can also visit http://Bradford.extension.psu.edu.

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