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Ogle County 4-H represented at Leaf River Summer Daze parade

4-H club members on hay rack float

OREGON, Ill.- Ogle County 4-H clubs and Ambassadors participated in the parade at Leaf River Summer Daze on Sunday, June 4. The Leaf River Soaring Eagles club pulled a hay wagon with members of the club, a dairy calf, milk cans, and faux cheese blocks on it. The club theme for the float was: June is Dairy Month. The club won 1st place.

Placing 3rd was the Leaf River Busy Beavers 4-H club. Since they are celebrating their 80th anniversary this year, club members decorated an 80’s theme float. 

Ogle County 4-H Ambassadors were also in the parade line-up. This is a group of teenagers who travel within the county promoting the 4-H program to other youth. 

The Ogle County 4-H Drill team placed 1st place in the equine division. 

About Illinois 4-H: Illinois 4-H is the flagship youth development program of University of Illinois Extension and administered through the College of Agriculture, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences.4-H grows true leaders, youth who are empowered for life today and prepared for a career tomorrow. The hands-on approach in 4-H gives young people guidance, tools, and encouragement, and then puts them in the driver’s seat to make great things happen. Independent research confirms the unparalleled impact of the 4-H experience, demonstrating that young people are four times more likely to contribute to their communities; two times more likely to make healthier choices; two times more likely to be civically active; and two times more likely to participate in STEM programs.

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