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October 08, 2009

4-H celebrates 100th birthday at the Dixie Classic Fair

When people hear that Jessica Goodard belongs to a 4-H club, they often say something along the lines of "Isn't that like planting stuff?"

"No," she tells them, "it's community service."

For Jessica, a home-schooled high-school senior from Germanton who belongs to the Trailblazer Teens 4-H Club, 4-H is about such projects as playing music at nursing homes and helping to get shoeboxes filled with goodies for children in other countries at Christmas.

"I've always had a passion for community service," she said.

Yesterday, it was about playing guitar at the Dixie Classic Fair in the Forsyth County 4-H Acoustic Band to celebrate 100 years of 4-H clubs in North Carolina. The 4-H Birthday Bash was held at the Clock Tower Stage at the fair.

Read more from the Winston-Salem Journal.

Posted by Suzanne at October 8, 2009 05:26 PM