4-H Foundation Contributions
Douglas County 4-H Foundation - 2014
The Douglas County 4-H Foundation was one of two sponsors for the 4-H Achievement Celebration. It was held in Building 21 on the Douglas County Fairgrounds. Approximately two hundred 4-H'ers and their families enjoyed popcorn and cider as they celebrated the 2013-14 4-H year's accomplishments.
In June, fifteen 4-H'ers attended Discovery Days on the Kansas State University Campus. Youth gained knowledge at classes, met new friends, and explored the campus. Douglas County 4-H Foundation partially sponsored these youth.
Campference features workshops about opportunities in the 4-H program, and activities to energize youth while learning leadership skills and how to better interact with others. Five youth attended this camp at Rock Springs Ranch in June. Douglas County 4-H Foundation provided partial funding for these youth to attend.
County 4-H Camp
Approximately one hundred twenty five 4-H'ers and counselors attended county 4-H camp at Rock Springs Ranch in June of 2014. Douglas County 4-H Foundation helped to financially sponsor this event. By participating in county 4-H camp, the 4-H'ers have the opportunity to live in a group, learn about the environment and participate in recreational activities that could develop into life long hobbies.
Slice of Agriculture
Approximately one thousand fourth grade students from Douglas County schools participated in an educational learning activity about agriculture. For the field trip they attended a two and one-half hour session at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. Eight stations were set up to illustrate the different agricultural products used to make a pizza. This was a cooperative event sponsored by many different groups. Financial assistance from the Douglas County 4-H Foundation went toward buses and a pizza lunch.
2014 - 2015 Scholarships
Twenty three scholarships were given ranging from $250.00 to $1360.00 to students working on undergraduate degrees. These scholarships were sponsored by the Achning Memorial, Charlotte and Homer Altenbernd Memorial, Oletha Blevins Memorial, Clyde and Pauline Husted Memorial, Bradley Memorial, George and Mildred Luckan, Fremont and Louise Hornberger Memorial, Deanna Lieber Memorial and Kahlyn Heine Memorial. The total scholarship dollars awarded for the 2014 - 2015 school year was $14,160.00.