An overflow audience gathered at the Charles H. Garrett Community Center in Jonesboro this past Saturday for the first ever Jackson Parish Friends of 4-H Banquet. The event was designed to raise money for the local 4-H chapter to held offset expenditures of the many local, state and national activities that the 4-H’ers participate in.
Orchestrated by Amy Magee, President of the Jackson 4-H Foundation, and with the support of many local businesses, the event allowed the large audience the opportunity to enjoy a good meal and share experiences with local 4-H members. A large array of items that included everything from a wide selection of guns to outdoor equipment and accessories was also auctioned off which raised over $27,000.00.
“There are not enough words to thank the people of Jackson Parish for their amazing support of our 4-H program. We are growing great people in Jackson Parish and you are helping us grow even more,” said Bourgeois. “I cannot begin to list all who worked behind the scenes leading up to what, in my opinion, was the best kickoff to a new tradition of an annual banquet ever! Thank you to our Jr Leaders and their families who stepped up and showed how amazing our Jackson Parish 4-Hers really are. Thank you all for supporting our kids in big ways and small!”
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