Southern States sells clovers for WC youth

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By Roberta Hunt

Southern States is showing support of local 4-H clubs by implementing the “Clovers All Over” fundraising promotion in Washington County.  During National 4-H Week and the week after (October 5-18) Southern States will offer shoppers the opportunity to purchase paper clovers in the shape of the 4-H emblem, and 50 percent of the proceeds will directly support local 4-H clubs in Washington County.

At checkout, customers can show their support for 4-H by purchasing a paper clover for one dollar and have the option to donate additional funds if they wish.  After purchasing a paper clover, customers can sign their name on it and have it displayed in-store.  All funds raised during the “CloversAll Over” campaign will be used to support local 4-H camps, after-school programs and other 4-H youth development program activities.  Last year, in just two short weeks, the promotion raised more than $250,000 for 4-H nationwide, with $125,00 going directly back to local programs.

“We are both honored and excited that Southern States has chosen to support 4-H in Washington County through the “CloversAll Over” campaign”, said Roberta Hunt, County Extension Agent for 4-H Youth Development.  “With their support and that of customers right here in the community, local 4-H will be able to continue making a difference in the lives of our youth.”

The “CloversAll Over” fundraising program will begin October 5 at the start of National 4-H Week (October 5 – 11) and will end October 18.  Visit Southern States to support your local 4-H.

About Southern States

Founded in 1923, Southern States is one of the nation’s largest farmer-owned cooperatives with more than 300,000 farmer-owners.  Headquartered in Richmond, VA., Southern States supplies farmers, homeowners, and horse and pet owners through 1,100 retail stores.  For more information, visit www.southernstates.com.

About 4-H

4-H is a community of six million young people across America learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills.  National 4-H Council is the private sector, non-profit partner of National 4-H Headquarters at USDA.  4-H programs are implemented by the 106 Land-Grant Universities and the Cooperative Extension System through their 3,100 local Extension offices in every county across the country.  Learn more about 4-H at  www.4-H.org.