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Lake County 4-H Foundation Hosts ‘Ribs 4 Kids’ Event

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altTAVARES — The Lake County 4-H Foundation will be hosting a fundraiser event entitled, “Ribs 4 Kids” on Friday, January 21st at 12 and 3 p.m. at the Lake County Agricultural Center, located at 1951 Woodlea Road in Tavares.

The event supports 4-H youth development programs in Lake County and features family-sized, take-home portions for sale of barbeque pork ribs or pork roasts prepared by Chef TJ Pratt. The first pick-up will begin at 12 p.m. and the second pick-up begins at 3 p.m. at the Agricultural Center.

The cost is $20 for a full slab of barbeque ribs; $25 for a pork roast; or $45 for one of each.  Every order includes a quart each of coleslaw and baked beans. Orders must be placed and paid for by January 10th.  To place an order, call 352-343-4101, or download an order form online at http://lake.ifas.ufl.edu/4-H/Forms in PDF/dated stuff delete/10 Ribs sale.pdf.

“We’re hoping the event will be a great success,” said, Jennifer Hodges, 4-H Youth Development Agent with the Lake County Cooperative Extension Office. “Community support for events like this enable valuable 4-H youth programs here in Lake County to continue .”

The Lake County 4-H program boasts more than 753 members, 252 youth & adult volunteers and 3,400 students enrolled in school enrichment and after-school programs. The fundamental 4-H ideal of practical, “learn by doing” experiences encourage youth to experiment, innovate and think independently. The programs of 4-H are offered through school-based, after-school and camp settings and within community clubs.

The Lake County Cooperative Extension, which oversees Lake County’s 4-H program, is a partnership between the University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences (IFAS), and the Lake County Board of County Commissioners. An equal opportunity institution, IFAS is authorized to provide research, educational information and other services only to individuals and institutions that function without discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations.

For more information about the Ribs 4 Kids event, or Lake County 4-H, contact Jennifer Hodges or Vera Deaver at (352) 343-4101, or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Holiday Shopping Procrastinators…Don’t Panic!

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altIf you are one of those who wait till the last moment to do your holiday shopping, don’t panic. Barnes & Noble Booksellers of the Lake Sumter Market Square has great holiday gift items and with their generosity, the Humane Society/SPCA of Sumter County, Inc. will be there to wrap your holiday items the entire week before Christmas, from Saturday, December 18th through Thursday, December 24th.

HS/SPCA volunteers will be happy to wrap your gifts from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. (till 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve) and alleviate some of those last minute pressures! The wrapping is free but donations are much appreciated to help the neglected and abused animals in Sumter County who are desperately in need this holiday season. Remember that the best gift is to give of yourself! Adopt, Volunteer and Donate!

Barnes & Noble is located at 1055 Old Camp Road, The Villages. For more info call them at 352-430-3029 or the Humane Society/SPCA of Sumter County, Inc. at 352-793-9117, www.hsspca.org or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

“Round-Up” Holiday Purchases for Boys & Girls Clubs of Lake and Sumter Counties’ South Lake Unit

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altCLERMONT, FL – From December 1-14, shoppers at the JCPenney at Clermont Landing are invited to “round-up” their purchases to the nearest whole dollar and donate the difference to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lake and Sumter Counties’ South Lake Unit to support quality afterschool programs in their community. JCPenney has partnered with the Boys & Girls Clubs to provide children in need with access to life-enriching afterschool programs that foster their academic, physical and social development.

“The availability of affordable afterschool programs continues to be an important community objective in order to meet the needs of working parents,” said Tracy Jones, Unit Director for the South Lake Unit. “We hope the public keeps our mission in mind because all Round-Up dollars raised stay in our community to help support our youth and sustain our operations.” 

All funds raised from JCPenney’s “Round-up” campaign will help make it possible for local youth to participate in the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lake and Sumter Counties afterschool programming, which includes a wide variety of enrichment programs like Project Learn, SMART (Skills Mastery and Resistance Training) Moves, Triple Play and more.

JCPenney’s December Round-Up campaign is the final afterschool fundraising event of the year. Recent studies show that one out of every four children in the U.S. is unsupervised after school.* Since 1999, JCPenney’s continuing support and commitment to the afterschool cause and has made it possible for more children to participate in positive afterschool environments nationwide.


About Boys & Girls Clubs of Lake and Sumter Counties
The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lake and Sumter Counties (BGCLSC) is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.  In 2009, over 1,000 local youth benefited from Club programs.  BGCLSC offers programming in five key areas: Character & Leadership Development; The Arts; Sports, Fitness and Recreation; Health & Life Skills; and Education & Career Development through the Teeter Unit in Leesburg and the NE Lake Unit in Eustis.  A third location in Clermont is being planned to serve youth in the South Lake County area.  For more information about BGCLSC, please visit our website at www.bgclsc.org.

About JCPenney’s Commitment to Afterschool
As the leading corporate advocate for the afterschool issue, JCPenney works to increase opportunities offered by afterschool programs in order to empower our nation’s children with the tools they need to succeed in life. Through its legacy of supporting youth and charitable organizations such as the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, YMCA of the USA, National 4-H, United Way and FIRST, JCPenney formalized its commitment to the afterschool issue by making it the Company’s signature cause in 1999. Since its inception, more than $100 million has been distributed to afterschool programs in every JCPenney community thereby making it possible for more kids to participate in life-enriching programs that inspire them to be smart, strong and socially responsible. For more information, visit www.jcpenneyafterschool.org.

* Data from Afterschool Alliance 2009 report America After 3PM, commissioned by JCPenney Afterschool, is the most in-depth study of how America’s children spend their afternoons.


 

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