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November 26, 2012

4-Hers participate in achievement trip

GOSHEN — Twelve Elkhart County 4-H members participated in the 2012 4-H/Farm Bureau Amish Acres Trip on Nov. 16. The 4-H youth joined members of the Elkhart County Farm Bureau Inc. board for dinner in the restaurant barn and then attended the evening’s performance of “Miracle on 34th Street.”  Bert Egging, president, Elkhart County Farm Bureau Inc., served as host for the evening.

4-H members who are in grades 10 to 12 were invited to apply for the trip.

Participants are selected based on their accomplishments, tenure and service in the 4-H program.

Winners selected for the trip were: Andrew Berkey, Bristol; Sabrina Childers, Goshen; Spencer Culp, Nappanee; Laura Dickey, Goshen; Jennifer Fry, Middlebury; Jessica Fry, Middlebury; Grant Frye, Middlebury; Aaron Johnson, Goshen; Brock Neff, Goshen; Savanna Ponce, Goshen; John Trenshaw, Goshen; and Julia Tyson, Goshen.

Extension Educator Laurie Sula served as chaperone.  Elkhart County Farm Bureau Inc. donated the funds to pay for the trip.

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