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By Michele Smith
The Times 

100 years of 4-H in Columbia County


October 10, 2019

Michele Smith

Cake was served at the county fair's ice cream social by 4-H Program Coordinator Donna Hangar and hostess Mary Ann Ward to celebrate 100 years of 4-H in Columbia County.

DAYTON-Since becoming the WSU Dayton Extension Agent fifteen years ago, Paul Carter said youth enrollment in 4-H has increased from 75 to 102, this year, and remains steady.

"It is very important to know that we still view the youth of the county as our primary program area," Carter said. "These kids are the future of the community and we see that every day as many of them stay here, or leave, and then return to make this home."

"If I could I would have every kid in the county in 4-H sometime in their life," he said.

One of the ways 4-H can continue to flourish is by making sure families ca...

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