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4-H leaders look to future

Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Even as the 4-H Fair continues this week, leaders look forward to the future.

Funding is always important and 4-H Council President Jim Stevenson is looking for new fundraising activities.

On Saturday at 6 p.m., the Clay County 4-H will host a demolition derby. Tickets cost $6 admission and $15 for pit passes. People must be ages 16 and older to enter the pits. People will be seated starting at 4:30 p.m.

"It's the first derby that we have tried," Stevenson said Tuesday. "All the proceeds will go to the 4-H program in Clay County."

Not only will it be a new experience for the 4-H, but Stevenson has only been to one demolition derby. The council has hired an experienced promoter to be sure everything goes well. Stevenson hopes at least 40 cars enter the derby.

To sweeten the pot, more than $1,000 in prize money will be given to winners.

"We would like it to be an annual event," Stevenson said.

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