AgEBB-MU CAFNR Extension

David Burton
Civic Communications Specialist
2400 S. Scenic Ave.
Springfield, MO 65807

May 18, 2018

Barry County 4H Youth Reap the Benefit of Community Generosity

CASSVILLE, Mo. -On April 14, Barry County 4-H Council held the annual scholarship banquet and auction.

Through the generosity of community members and helpful volunteers, the Barry County 4-H council raised a total of $3,298.20. These funds will enable local 4-H members to attend camp, regional, state and national events.

"Thank you Barry County! Your support of 4-H is unwavering," said Reagan Bluel, dairy specialist with University of Missouri Extension.

As one example of scholarship benefit, 4-H members can attend the upcoming 4-H camp at Camp Smokey in Roaring River State Park. The theme this year is "The Future." There are four camp dates available for 4-H'ers:

* June 16-17 Clover Kid Camp, for those 5-7 years of age,

* June 10-13 for campers ages 8-12,

* June 13-16 for campers ages 8-12,

* June 17-21 for campers ages 13 and over.

The camp is a great way to get involved in 4H. If you have ever wondered about the organization, come out to learn more while having fun. For all camp times, costs and registration information you may visit our web page at


"I would like to announce the addition of Brittni Ritchie to our Barry County MU Extension team," said Bluel. "Brittni provides a strong agriculture interest to support our local 4H clubs while also planning to grow all aspects of the organization."

Brittni Ritchie will begin May 14, filling the open position of Youth Program Associate previously occupied by Marrissa Tucker. She will work closely with Barry County 4-H clubs leaders to ensure growth and success of each club.

For more information on 4-H and how to join a club, you may contact the University of Missouri Extension Office at 847-3161 or visit the office in the courthouse on the square.

Source: Reagan Bluel, (417) 847-3161

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