TREMONTON - September 4, 2021
"I pledge my HANDS to larger service..."
The Box Elder County Fair may be over for another year, but those youth who garnered ribbons and awards during the week-long event, spent time at the fairgrounds on Friday, September 2, to stay true to the 4-H pledge and lend their hands in service.
About 65 youth and adults showed up Friday evening for a 4-H Teen Council service project. They were there to clean up the aftermath of another successful fair. That meant collecting multiple sacks of debris from around the arenas, the parking lots and the horse stalls.
"The whole purpose was to chip in to show Jan Rhodes (fairgrounds manager) and our fairgrounds crew just how much we appreciate them," said Josh Dallin, USU Extension agent. "They make the fair possible. They work tirelessly before, during and after the fair."
Dallin said that lending a 4-H helping hand was the least the county bunch could do to pay them back. "We wanted to help lighten their load."
In a Facebook post following the group effort Dallin praised the project and the volunteers. "You are true as true can be to the 4-H pledge. (This was) the perfect way to close out fair season. Box Elder 4-H rules!"