By: Bob Meyer
Celebrating 100 years this year, 4-H will be featured in Central Park with a number of hands-on activities where families can learn more about getting involved in the youth development organization. There will be an area for 4-H alumni to gather and they will all participate in the parade around the fairgrounds.
On Tuesday evening it will be the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Meat Products Auction to benefit the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation. Each year the Wisconsin Association of Meat Processors donate the champion and reserve champion products in seven divisions of their state competition. Those products along with several other donated items will be sold with the bidders urged-on by the Governor, Wisconsin’s Fairest of the Fair and Alice in Dairyland.
New this year, the auction will be in the Case I-H Coliseum. John Brunnquell is president of the 4-H Foundation and is chairing the auction for the third year, he says they made the move to allow them to open it up to the public. “Anyone can walk in the door that evening, its $30 to be part of the event.” Besides the Governor, the Klement’s Racing Sausages will be mingling in the crowd, there will be music, food and refreshments; “it’s not only a philanthropic event, it’s also a fun evening.”
The event is sponsored by the Wisconsin Farm Credit Associations. Bidder registration opens at 6 and the auction begins at 7 pm. The goal is to raise $125,000 for the foundation to support the 350,000 youth and 20,000 adult volunteers in Wisconsin 4-H.
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