Washington County Collects Over 3 Tons of Food and Supplies for Local Food Bank
Posted: March 23, 2012
Left to right: Rachel Hurtkey, Oliva Hurtkey, Erin Rice, Emmerson Rice, Mr. Rice, Emily Rice, Ryleigh Steadman, Kristen Batterby, Victor Miller, Josh Beard, Shealyn Steadman, Nicholas Glover, Joe Robison, and Pam Paletta
12 4-H clubs donated food on Saturday, March 17, 2012 at the 4-H Junior Building. They collected can goods, cleaning products and other food items. The Washington County Farm Bureau asked the 4-H Clubs to collect food for the food bank. To add a little incentive Washington County Farm Bureau offered the 4-H club who donated the most food receives $200 for their 4-H club, second place would receive $150, third place would receive $100, fourth place would receive $75, fifth place would receive $50, and 6th place would receive $25. George Wherry and Don Carter from the Washington County Farm Bureau weigh in food from the 4-H clubs who donated 6,418 pounds of food to the food bank. The 4-H clubs who collected food for the food bank were: 4 Leaf 4-H Club-1,776, Vankirk Friendship-1,432, Crossroads-1,374, Country Clovers-506, Clover Patch-414, Golden Hoofs-324, Buffalo Ag-234, Nottingham-138, Pike Run- 86, Chrome Clovers-44, Animal Antics-34, and Hickory Ag-26. Thank you to all the 4-H Clubs and Washington Farm Bureau in making this a very successful Food Drive. The project was sponsored by the Washington County Farm Bureau. If you have any questions about the 4-H program in Washington County contact Pamela L. Paletta at Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 724-228-6881 or contact Don Carter for questions about the Washington County Farm Bureau at 724-350-2654.