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Since the early 20th century the focal point of 4-H has been to connect education, community and rural life. It serves as a community of young people and adults across this country learning citizenship, leadership and life skills through fellowship and service opportunities.

In the past, 4-H clubs concentrated on agriculture and animal husbandry. In recent years, however, new projects have been developed for members such as photography, conservation, cooking, public speaking, shooting sports, history and art.

With economies and family finances being what they are in today’s world, 4-H clubs are hosting bigger events to help offset the costs to participants. One such club is The Little Clovers 4-H Club of Franklin. They will be hosting an open tractor pull at the Afton Fairgrounds on Saturday May 31st beginning at 10am. There will be hot dogs and hamburgers available for a donation.

Events like this, according to club leader Donna Machala, “help teach the kids teamwork, and by working together you can all achieve great things and learn life skills to pass on to others.” This benefit will help the club fund their many activities and community service projects.