Tickets on sale for 4-H benefit dinner, auction

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The Carroll County 4-H Advisory Committee is hosting a Benefit Dinner and Auction to raise funds for the Carroll County 4-H program Nov. 14 at Atwood Lake Resort. Doors open at 6 p.m. for silent auction bidding.

Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. and will feature chicken marsala and roast sirloin of beef. A live auction will begin at 8 p.m. with Auctioneer Bill Newell. There will be many unique items in both the silent and live auctions, as well as $10 mystery balloons.

Tickets are $30 per person and are available pre-sale only. They can be purchased at the Carroll County Extension office, 613 N. High St., Carrollton.

The final date to purchase tickets is Oct. 30. In 4-H, youth learn by doing projects that are designed to fit their needs at different ages.

Through a variety of projects – from food and forestry to rockets and rabbits – 4-H gives children and teens opportunities to learn life skills, to practice them, and become confident in their ability to use them in the future. 4-H teaches young people how to meet their needs for belonging, mastery, independence, and generosity in positive ways.

4-H works with young people in a variety of settings including schools, day camps, overnight camps, after school programs, clubs, field trips and other learning environments.

Regardless of the environment, 4-H relies on the learning model in which youth experience, share, process, generalize and apply a particular practice, idea or piece of information.

As a result of the steady growth of the Carroll County 4-H program over the past two years, the success of the benefit is of significant importance to the Advisory Committee, according to Extension officials.

All funds raised are used for the Carroll County program and events such as 4-H Camp at Camp Piedmont, Shooting Sports Camp and Leadership Camp. Learning and leadership activities such as Livestock Jamboree, 4-H Kick-Off Night, Best of 4-H night and many others are also sponsored by the committee.

Two – $500 college scholarships are offered each year as a result of the funds brought in at the benefit.

For additional information, call the Extension office at 330-627-4310.