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Archive for Thursday, April 24, 2008

4-H Foundation dinner offers support to members

April 24, 2008

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— Scholarships will be awarded and there will be entertainment as well as a guest speaker at Saturday's Leavenworth County 4-H Foundation annual dinner.

About a dozen college scholarships will be given to 4-H members as the foundation celebrates its 10th anniversary. The event will be at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds, just west of the intersection of Kansas Highway 16 and U.S. Highway 24-40.

"That's always a good thing to see some of our finances passed on for some of our 4-H members to use," said Patty Scharinger, a member of the foundation's board of directors.

Nelson Galle, who worked 22 years for Hesston Corp., will be the guest speaker. He graduated from K-State College of Agriculture and taught vocational agriculture for six years. He also has served as chairman of the boards of the K-State Alumni Association and K-State Foundation. He was chairman of the Kansas Board of Regents in 2006-2007.

The K-State Singers, the university's singing ambassadors since 1954, will perform at the dinner. Each member of the group is a Kansas State University student, but members are not music majors.

Live and silent auctions will also be at the event. A social period will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 6 p.m.

The foundation meets periodically during the year to provide support for local 4-H. It provides funding for transportation to 4-H camps and leadership conferences and training events for 4-H leaders.

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