Paper Clover campaign aids local 4-H program

Thursday, April 4, 2019

All Tractor Supply Stores (TSC) -- including the local Greencastle TSC store -- will host the spring Paper Clover event for both in-store and online paper clover purchases during March 27 through April 7.

The Putnam County 4-H program thanks the local store management for this ongoing promotion and the funds that support local 4-H youth.

Customers for $1 may purchase a paper clover and place names, etc. on the clover to be posted in the store.

As a reminder, all funds raised benefit 4-H with 90 percent of the local funds raised being returned to the Putnam County 4-H program to support youth/teen participation in leadership or camping opportunities. These include Teens as Teacher training, 4-H Camp, 4-H Roundup, 4-H Academy and other statewide 4-H activities and can include transportation expenses.

TSC has added an award challenge this spring for the top five states that increase on a percentage basis the generated funds compared to last spring’s numbers. These top five states will receive an additional $2,000 to be used for state 4-H programs.

Locally, 4-H clubs, youth and volunteers are encouraged to help promote the Paper Clover event. Locally the funds generated from Paper Clover events at the Greencastle TSC store will be used to help incentivize youth to attend career learning events with 4-H Academy at Purdue.

4-H camp forms and signup are now available and any youth may sign up to participate in the 4-H Roundup career readiness event for youth in grades 7-9 or the 4-H Academy for youth in grades 9-12 which provides more in-depth career readiness within numerous specific career areas. Contact the office for more info.

Visit or contact the local Purdue Extension Office by calling 653-8411 for more information regarding this week’s column topic or to RSVP for upcoming events. It is always best to call first to assure items are ready when you arrive and to RSVP for programs. While many publications are free, some do have a fee.

Upcoming events

April 11 – Junior Leader meeting, Community Building, Fairgrounds, 7 p.m.

April 18 – Gardening for Royalty: Native Plants for the Monarchs and Queens webinar, noon. Register at

April 25 – Exploring 4-H meeting (grade 2), Community Building, Fairgrounds, 6 p.m.

April 27 – Clean City Bike ‘n Hike for Conservation, Along People Pathways near Ivy Tech Community College, 9-11 a.m.

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    I would like to encourage everyone to spend a dollar and support the local 4-H.

    -- Posted by dreadpirateroberts on Mon, Apr 8, 2019, at 9:17 AM
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