Mahoning County 4-H will host fundraiser

Staff report


Mr. Anthony’s Banquet Center, 7440 South Ave., will be the site of the secnd annual Mahoning County 4-H Endowment Dinner and Auction that will take place at 6 p.m. April 21. Doors will open at 5 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m. and a live auction at 7 p.m. There also will be a silent auction.

Tickets are $30 per person or $300 for a table of 8 (includes donor sign) and are available at the Mahoning County Ohio State University Extension Office, college of food, agricultural and environmental sciences or from any Endowment Committee member. Auction items include Ohio State football tickets, OSU memorabilia, themed baskets, gift baskets from local businesses, framed OSU archives prints, a handmade quilt and more. Auction items are subject to change.

4-H is a nonprofit youth organization empowering approximately 6 million youths across the U.S. with skills to lead for a lifetime. It is a nonformal educational, youth-development program offered to individuals age 5 and in kindergarten to age 19. Ohio 4-H youth- development reaches out to help kids learn by doing hands-on activities. The youths increase their self-confidence and personal life skills while learning about specific subjects, from animals or computers to public speaking, cooking, art, gardening and environmental sciences.

The endowment fund helps to ensure Mahoning County youth are able to experience all that 4-H has to offer. It is an interest-bearing account maintained at Ohio State University. Each year, the 4-H advisory committee receives an interest check and uses the funds to send the members to state and national camps, to train volunteers, for educational supplies and to promote 4-H activities in Mahoning County.

For information, call Beth Smith, 4-H educator, at 330-533-5538 or; or visit Facebook at

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