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Letter: Hubbard County 4-H salutes volunteers

Each year, thousands of volunteers in Minnesota donate their time and energy to make their communities a better place to live. These volunteers will be among the millions across the country who will be spotlighted during National Volunteer Week, April 21-27.

One group that relies heavily on volunteers is the University of Minnesota Extension’s 4-H Youth Development Program. In 2012 over 15,800 youth and adults volunteered in some capacity with Minnesota 4-H. In Hubbard County, 64 volunteers, both youth and adult, serve as club leaders, project leaders, committee members, and in advisory capacities for the 4-H Youth Development Program. Volunteers spend numerous hours working on tasks, such as mentoring a child with a 4-H project, leading a project with youth to serve the community, or helping organize an event at the county fair.

The work of 4-H volunteers is continuous. Every day volunteers lend a helping hand to make 4-H programs more beneficial to the residents of Hubbard County.

Those interested in joining the team of 4-H Volunteers are invited to contact the University of Minnesota Extension - Hubbard County at 732-3391 or email

Mari Jo Lohmeier

Hubbard County 4-H

Program Coordinator