Tuesday, August 18, 2009

4-H Members Honor Their Pledge

4H members donate portion of livestock sales
Aug 17 2009 10:09AM
Associated Press

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) Several members of a 4-H club in western Montana are donating a percentage of their livestock sales to a 9-year-old girl who is fighting cancer.

Sydney Cutler, a member of the Flint Creek Valley 4-H Club, was diagnosed with a tumor in early May and has since undergone surgery to remove the growth.

Cutler will begin a series of chemotherapy treatments in September.

Members of 4-H and FFA sold 126 animals and brought in more than $135,600 at the Tri-County Fair last week.

Most of the teenagers who sold animals at the fair last week plan to use a portion of the money to pay for college, while several 4-H members from Philipsburg donated 10 percent of their sales to Cutler. Link

One of the things that 4-H teaches you is the importance of service to your community. In the 4-H pledge every member pledges to give their hands to larger service and these young adults have done just that. By donating a portion of the proceeds from the sale of their livestock and months of hard work, they have become a shining example of what 4-H and rural America is all about.

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