The Annual 4-H Radio Auction brought in approximately $12,500, up a little from last year according to OSU 4H Youth leader Deb Warnock.
“We’re extremely thankful for both donations and bidders,” said Warnock. “We probably had about 20 volunteers the day of the sale. This is pretty much what we run on all year.”
Eileen Williams of Enterprise chaired the group this year.
“The fun thing about the radio auction is that there’s something for everyone, Warnock said. My favorites are always the things that kids themselves make or bake.”
Although they receive a bit of county support, OSU Extension Service does not support 4H financially, though Warnock’s wages are paid. 4H is a volunteer organization and 4H students go out to get pledges to help pay their way to events.
The money is used to purchase items needed for programs (such as archery targets), facility rents, insurance on all 4H members, and travel expenses for state fair or national events.