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Continued: 4-H clubs are no longer sole domain of farm kids at county fairs

  • Article by: MARK BRUNSWICK , Star Tribune
  • Last update: December 25, 2013 - 8:29 PM

She lives two blocks away and learned about the program after volunteering at the library.

“It doesn’t matter who you are, how old you are, what you look like, where you come from, if you are new to America or not; they are going to welcome you with welcoming hands,” she said. “It’s a great place to be, instead of being on the streets.”

This year for the first time she went to the promised land of 4-H, the Minnesota State Fair, participating in a competition about community.

“My experience there was mind-blowing,” she said. “Very Americanized.”

 

Mark Brunswick • 612-673-4434

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