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4-H Day at the State Capitol set for March 18

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    • 4-H Day at the Capitol set for this Wednesday
    • More than 330 4-H members expected
    • Event includes displays and meeting with legislators

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LITTLE ROCK  -- Arkansas youth will have the opportunity to meet their state legislators and gain a better understanding of how democracy works during the March 18 “4-H Day at the Capitol.”

Hundreds of 4-H members expected to take part March 18 at 4-H Day at the Capitol. 

More than 330 4-H members from around the state are expected to make the trip to Little Rock for the event.

Participants have mailed notes to their respective legislators, inviting lawmakers to join them in the rotunda at 10 a.m. that Tuesday. A special event with Gov. Asa Hutchinson is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. 

“This event is an extension of the 4-H Citizenship-Leadership initiative aimed at helping our 4-H youth see how government works, and to inspire them to step into leadership roles when they reach adulthood,” said Anne Sortor, who heads the Arkansas 4-H program for the Cooperative Extension Service. “We’re looking forward to painting the Capitol green for a day.” 

(Read more about the citizenship leadership initiative in “Arkansas Land & Life” magazine: http://arkansasagnews.uark.edu/landlife.fall14.pdf)

Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate or need materials in another format, please contact your County Extension office (or other appropriate office) as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay.

The Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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By The Cooperative Extension Service
U of A System Division of Agriculture

Media Contact: Mary Hightower
Dir. of Communication Services
U of A Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
(501) 671-2126
mhightower@uaex.edu

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