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TELL CITY – 4-H has a long, rich history in Perry County. For the past 100 years, 4-H youth have been learning life skills. In its beginning, 4-H’ers learned basic techniques of everyday life. Sewing, gardening, canning and all aspects of farm life were the main projects offered. Today, those basic life skills are still taught, but the projects offered are much broader.
Members can now also choose projects such as aerospace, crafts, scrapbooking, genealogy and photography. Currently, Perry County 4-H has 314 members working on 1,138 projects.
Ten of them are 10-year members. All members learn life skills that they will carry with them throughout their lives.
On April 5, the Perry County 4-H Council will hold the first of what they hope to be an annual pork-chop dinner and auction at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds.
Money raised will help continue the program in Perry County.
Many auction items have been donated from local businesses. The group appreciates the community’s continual support of the 4-H program that they say builds character in the youth of Perry County.
McFall Family Meats will prepare the pork-chop dinner. Cost of the meal is $9 and tickets may be purchased at Radio Shack or by calling Lori at (812) 381-0647. Meal tickets may also be purchased from any Perry County 4-H Council member. To donate items to the auction, contact Lori or Sam at (812) 608-0115 or Rachel at (812) 549-6169. Donations can be picked up.