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Commissioners Proclaim 4-H Week in Lake County, Ohio

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:          March 14, 2024

County Contact:                            Jason W. Boyd


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Lake County Commissioners Proclaim 4-H Week

PAINESVILLE, Ohio, March 16, 2024– The Board of Lake County Commissioners proclaimed the week of March 3-9, 2024, as 4-H Week in Lake County at the Commissioners meeting on March 14, 2024.

Ohio 4-H week is celebrated across the State of Ohio to recognize 4-H youth and the importance of agriculture. Volunteers were actively informing Ohio citizens about the 4-H program and how it can and will benefit participants, families, and their communities.

“As Commissioners, we recognize the importance of investing in our youth and supporting programs like 4-H that help to shape the future leaders of our community. We are honored to declare March 3-9, 2024, as 4-H Week in Lake County,” said Commission President John T. Plecnik.

This program is for youth 5-18 years old with 5- 8 year-olds being the Cloverbud program. The Cloverbud program is a great introduction to Ohio 4-H. Cloverbuds participate in non-competitive activities either in club meetings or county-wide opportunities.

“In 4-H, youth are given the guidance, tools, and encouragement, putting them in the driver’s seat to make great things happen for themselves, all while creating friendships with other youth who have similar interests. 4-H is America’s largest youth development organization—empowering nearly six million young people with the skills to lead for a lifetime. In 4-H, we believe in the power of young people by seeing that every child has valuable strengths, and a real influence to make the “best better” to improve the world around them,” said Lisa Manning MSSA, LISW-S.

4-H programs focus on active involvement and quality experiences that stimulate lifelong learning of values and skills. 4-H members learn valuable lessons in leadership, communication, and collaboration.

“We are proud to support the 4-H program and all that it does to empower young people in our community. 4-H Week is a great opportunity to highlight the positive impact this program has on our youth,” said Commissioner John R. Hamercheck.

“We recognize the importance of 4-H programs across the county. Youth learn valuable life skills, gain leadership experience, and develop a sense of responsibility. The programs help our youth better themselves, in turn making the community a better place to live,” said Commissioner Richard J. Regovich.


From the left : Juvenile Court Judge Michael L. DeLeone, Gabby Powalie, Lorelye Budzicki, Commissioner John T. Plecnik., 4-H and Family Consumer Science Educator Lisa Manning, Emma Taylor, Emma Feckanin, Audrey (Ruby) Pealer Commissioner Richard J. Regovich, and Commissioner John R. Hamercheck.

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