Wisconsin 4-H Youth Development will celebrate its 100th birthday with 4-H Day at the Capitol on Wednesday, March 19, 2014. Colleen Pulvermacher, UW-Extension 4-H Youth Development Educator explains, “In celebrating 100 years of 4-H Youth Development, 4-H members, volunteers, and staff will travel to Madison to connect with legislators and share stories about how 4-H has impacted their lives. 4-H Day at the Capitol will include a legislative breakfast, staffed displays about 4-H programs and projects in the Rotunda, and legislative visits. Vernon County will be well represented by a large, enthusiastic delegation of 62 UW-Extension 4-H Youth Development Program participants as young as kindergarten, to volunteers with many years of life experience! It will be a great day of celebration!”
On March 19, buses will depart from locations all around the state, bringing a thousand people to the capitol for this historic celebration. The buses and lunch will be provided at no cost to participants. Delegations will arrive at the Madison Concourse Hotel by 9:30 a.m. Kick-off speakers, visit practice and lunch will take up the rest of the morning. We’ll head to the Capitol just before 12:00 for a 4-H Rally in the Rotunda and a large group photo, after which the Vernon County delegation will visit Senator Jennifer Shilling and Representative Lee Nerison to showcase the positive impacts 4-H has had on Wisconsin over the last 100 years and to strengthen the relationship between Wisconsin 4-H and its important partners in the state government.