1,000 4-H Students, Volunteers To Converge On Capitol June 5

Terril D. Faul, Gautreaux, Craig  |  5/22/2007 12:03:00 AM

News Release Distributed 05/17/07

Nearly 1,000 4-H members and volunteer leaders will convene in Baton Rouge on Tuesday, June 5, at 10 a.m. as part of the sixth annual 4-H Day at the Capitol. The event will give 4-H’ers an opportunity to visit with their legislators and see how state government conducts its business while the legislature is in session.

4-H is the nation’s largest youth organization and is administered in Louisiana by the LSU AgCenter. Louisiana has more than 50,000 students enrolled in 4-H clubs across the state.

“It’s an opportunity for young people to see how laws are actually debated and passed. It also allows 4-H students from all areas of Louisiana to interact with one another. This event is strictly voluntary, and it is amazing how many participate,” said Terril Faul, coordinator for the event.

State 4-H officers and members of the executive committee, apparel and textiles board, food and fitness board and technology board will begin the festivities with a dinner at the Governor’s Mansion the evening of June 4.

The Tuesday morning program on the Capitol steps will allow legislators, many of whom were 4-H’ers during their youth, to address the group. After the program, participants meet with their legislators.

During the afternoon, state 4-H president Scotty Carroll of Sabine Parish will address both the House and Senate about the importance of 4-H to Louisiana and thank the legislators for their support.

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Contact: Terril Faul at (225) 578-2196, or tfaul@agcenter.lsu.edu
Writer: Craig Gautreaux at (225) 578-5673, or cgautreaux@agcenter.lsu.edu

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