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  • Leslie Goss

It's Fair Time!

I don’t know about you, but one of the things I always look forward to each summer is the White County 4-H Fair. I love to wander through the exhibitors’ buildings, the livestock barns, and down the boardwalk where I always run into people I haven’t seen in a long time.

White County’s 4-H Fair is recognized as one of Indiana’s best, with good reason: it is a well-organized family event supported by an outstanding staff and countless devoted volunteers. Each single effort contributes to the success of this wonderful event.

If you love 4-H, you have another opportunity to make a difference.

Did you know that there is a White County 4-H Fund at your Community Foundation of White County?

In 2001, a White County couple (who met at the fairgrounds!) stepped forward to establish the “White County 4-H Fund” within our Community Foundation. They established the Fund to provide perpetual support to the White County Agricultural Association, the legal entity for the White County 4-H program. In the past, earnings from the fund have been used for special projects, camp scholarships, and supplemental programming needs.

Through this endowment, their love of 4-H and the White County Fair will be alive 10, 25, and 50 years from now. This couple’s initial contribution, along with others that 4-H’ers and others have made along the way, will continue to positively impact our White County’s 4-H program and our county fair.

How can you contribute? If you’re proud of your 4-H’er or grateful to a project leader, make a donation in his or her honor! Honorarium and memorial gifts are very special ways to remember people who have made a difference in our community.

4-H’ers who sell livestock could donate a portion of their proceeds to the 4-H fund. 4-H clubs might consider an annual gift to the Fund, thus supporting the program for future 4-H’ers.

If part of your heart is tied to our White County 4-H Fair, you can make a difference in its future. A donation of any size can be added to the White County 4-H Fund (or to any other Fund within the Foundation). All checks should be made out to the Community Foundation of White County, with a notation for the 4-H Fund in the memo line.

Congratulations – and thanks – to all 4-H’ers and Fair volunteers! Together with those whose vision supports the 4-H Fund, you are making a real difference in our community.

For more information about your Community Foundation, contact Director Leslie Goss at 574-583-6911 or log onto

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