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COMMUNITY – “Many hands make…clean fairgrounds!”

TREMONTON – By Ellen Cook, Headliner Media Specialist – July 13, 2021

When you need a job done, it takes plenty of heart and willing hands. It doesn’t hurt to have a mighty group of 4-H and FFA youth in the mix, as well.

On Saturday, a group of about 60 of those youth, together with their leaders, converged on the Box Elder County Fairgrounds to put their hands and hearts into cleaning up the grounds, in preparation for the 2021 fair planned for August.

Box Elder County’s Utah State University Extension Agent Josh Dallin said the day of service was organized by USU Extension, Bear River and Box Elder FFA group and the Box Elder Junior Livestock Board.

“The project was done in conjunction with the livestock education series,” Dallin said. “The BEJL Board thought it would to good to have a component where we served in our community.”

Cleaning the fairgrounds was an obvious choice, Dallin added.

“We couldn’t think of a better place to serve than the fairgrounds. We love Jan Rhodes and her crew. They do so much for our 4-H and FFA youth throughout the year to provide amazing places for us to learn and have experiences. Helping out at the fairgrounds was the least we could do,” he said.

On a Facebook post, Rhodes, who is the fairground manager, applauded the group’s efforts.

“Thank you for your hard work. It is appreciated…and in the heat, too!”

Photos courtesy of Trudy Smith


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