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4-H urges council to keep clubs
Nicole Crain, Maddie Frazier, Marina Graham and Elise Dunning, all from Sirius Dog 4-H Club in Enumclaw, testified in Seattle at the King County Council public hearing on Oct. 23 to urge council members to continue funding the 4-H program in 2012.
Sirius members Catherine Kirschbaum and Mark Hoffman were also there in support.
More than 40 King County 4-H youth members from robotics, cat and dog clubs across the county attended the public hearing. The youth gave public testimony before the board and the public.
At least 15 youth testified before the council to request funding for the Washington State University Cooperative Extension 4-H Program, which is currently not in the 2012 King County budget. The 4-H members were able to share with the council what benefits they have seen from being involved with their club and what their concerns are if the county budget does not include financial support.