Local 4H Clubs hold their annual fund-raising BBQ

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4H Members work together at the 4H annual fund-raising BBQ

IMPERIAL – The Imperial County 4-H community held their annual fund-raiser tri-tip barbecue at the IV Expo inside the Sperber Auction Arena Sunday.

New and veteran 4-H’ers joined worked hard for their local club. Members from each club assisted in distributing the food to ticket holders.

“I came out today to help with the 4H community and show my support for the kids,” said Maria Ortega, an El Centro resident, about the barbecue.

The 4-H All-Stars held a fund-raising bake sale at the event. An abundant amount of donated pastries filled the bake sale tables.

Members’ of the all the local 4-H clubs could participate in a poster contest of their own design. Posters were on display on the south side of the event on an easel or a table for visitors to observe. In the poster contest a member could choose to ether design a poster representing 4-H or about something they learned in 4-H or a personal interest relating to 4-H. Prize ribbons were clipped to each poster with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd for those that placed in the poster design.

“This is so nice today, I learned how to sew in 4-H when I was a child, and with that, I made my own wedding dress,” said Chanda Kuhn about her experience in 4-H.

The Imperial County Humane Society and the El Centro Tractor Supply had a booth set up to represent their support for the local 4-H community. The Humane society was selling shirts to the public to help with fund-raising for the Humane Society and 4H.