Thursday, November 4, 2010

4-H Livestock Club Raises $1,425 for Breast Cancer Research

Orange County 4-H Livestock Club members took a stand against cancer, and in favor of cancer research, at the county fair this past summer. Club members voted to donate $10 from the sale of every animal to breast cancer research, and some members and parents made additional monetary donations in support of the club's efforts. Club members wore pink T-shirts in the auction ring with purple animal hoof prints and a message that read "Stomping Out Cancer". The 4-H club's efforts resulted in a donation to "Susan G. Komen for the Cure" totalling $1,425. Pictured, left to right, are club members and a volunteer: Carol Koontz, adult volunteer, Kelly Shifflett, Zachary Swope, Cole Shifflett, and Hunter Koontz. All of these 4-H members are the grandchildren of C.T. and Maxine Henry of the Maples Farm on Old Gordonsville Road.