4-H Legislative Connection
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[MARCH 22, 2005]
SPRINGFIELD -- To
learn about state lawmaking, more than 800 Illinois youth and family
members traveled to Springfield for the ninth annual 4-H Legislative
Connection at the state Capitol on March 16. Logan County 4-H
members who attended were Kristin Bishop, Elizabeth Carter, Daniel
Fulton, David Fulton and Miranda Yard.
Throughout the one-day event, 4-H'ers
were able to meet with legislators and attend workshops to learn
more about the legislative process. A rally in the Capitol rotunda
highlighted the achievements of current Illinois 4-H members and
leaders and paid tribute to those who have contributed to the
program's continued success.
As the largest out-of-school educational program for youth in the
United States, 4-H seeks to assist youth in acquiring knowledge,
forming attitudes and developing life skills that will enable them
to become caring, competent and contributing members of society. In
Illinois, 285,991 youth participate in 4-H and other youth programs
of the University of Illinois Extension.
For more information about 4-H in
[News release by Patty Huffer,
Extension community worker -- youth development]
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4-H members who attended the 4-H Legislative Connection are pictured
with Sen. Bill Brady. Left to right are Kristin Bishop, David
Fulton, Daniel Fulton, Sen. Brady and Elizabeth Carter.