Crawford 4-Her makes dream come true for friend
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 6, 2013
Crawford County 4-H member is living out the 4-H Pledge's "hands to larger
service." Chloe Partridge is a
second year member of the Crawford County Hustlers 4-H Club.
is an amazing young lady with a big heart," said Samantha Gaither, University
of Illinois Extension 4-H program coordinator in Crawford County.
Chloe's first year of 4-H, she and her grandmother conducted a non-profit bake
sale to raise money for Alyssa Garner, a local 13-year-old, to attend a week
long camp called Camp Riley. Camp Riley helps youth with disabilities realize
their independence by teaching youth how do to everyday tasks.
along with the aid of her grandmother and area businesses, raised more than $500.
The cost of one week at Riley Camp is $2,000, but the campers are only expected
to pay $400.
was so excited to be able to send Alyssa to camp and so were area businesses,"
said Gaither. Chloe and her grandmother plan to conduct a bake sale every year,
a result of Chloe's initiative, area businesses have now formed a committee to
hold fundraisers to send more local children to Camp Riley; the most recent was
last July's car wash.
said the idea to hold the bake sale came from her 4-H Cooking 101 project book.
The manual suggested 4-H members hold a non-profit bake sale as a community
service project, and she wanted to help Alyssa out.
is amazing what youth can do when they put their mind to it," Gaither said. "This
is just one of the many reasons why Miss Chloe Partridge will be receiving the 'Above
and Beyond' award this year in 4-H."
addition to receiving high marks at the fair, she has also received the Project
Achievement Award in the Standard of Excellence award program in Crawford
believe we all want to keep our eye on this amazing young lady," Gaither said.
"She is out to change not only our community, but our world.
lives up to the 4-H motto 'To Make the Best Better,'" Gaither said.
Source: Jessie L. Crews, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, firstname.lastname@example.org