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Clay County junior leaders kick off new fundraiser

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Opting to try something different this year, the Clay County 4-H Junior Leaders will conduct a Gun Show Fundraiser Dec. 1-2, at the Clay County 4-H Fairgrounds.

Clay County 4-H Junior Leader advisor Jim Stevenson said times for the event are Saturday, Dec. 1, from 9 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 2, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Stevenson said the goal was to find a way to make more money from a different source. In the past, the 4-H group has raised funds at its food stand during the 4-H Fair.

"We're just trying to do something a little different," Stevenson said. "We've expanded some of the things we've done."

Stevenson said more than 50 tables of vendors will be at the event, displaying guns, ammunition, gun-related items and more.

All proceeds from the event will go to the 4-H group.

"There will be some vendors on hand where you can purchase," Stevenson said. "Others are dealers."

Stevenson said admission to the event will be $4.

He said the 4-H group needed an additional fundraiser due to activities and its size.

"Our group has gotten bigger, so we need to do a little more fundraising," he said. "We're just one 4-H club. We've had as many as 86, but we had 18 seniors graduate last year. We're probably in the mid-60s right now."

Stevenson said during the year, he and fellow advisor Sue Urban like to take the group to various activities, including trips canoeing, bowling and to Holiday World.

The group meets monthly.

Stevenson said 4-H'ers can join Junior Leaders when they reach the seventh-grade. They can also still belong to other 4-H clubs.

"To be a Junior Leader, you have to be in a regular 4-H club," he said.

For more information regarding the upcoming fundraiser, call 765-672-4641.

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