4-Hers ‘On Fire to Read’Published 11:56pm Wednesday, April 18, 2012
4-H members stepped up to the first “4-H is on Fire to Read” challenge put on by the Cass County 4-H Youth Development program and came through with amazing results. In celebration of March is Reading month, 26 youth members ranging in age from 5 to 17 years old read a combined 39,296 pages-completing over 388 books.
Members from local clubs Country Trailblazers, Sleepy Hollow, Jones Rough Riders, Rocky River Riders, 4-Kids, Penn, Neighborhood Gang, North Red Hill, Legacy, Kids ‘n’ Kids and M-40 Hustlers participated in the event. Books ranged from easy readers, young adult, non-fiction, fiction, fantasy and children’s storybooks.
Midwest Energy stepped forward to donate cash prizes for the top two reading clubs, including a donation to the local library of clubs’ choosing.
To learn more about the Cass County 4-H program, contact the Michigan State University Extension office at 120 N. Broadway, Suite 209 in Cassopolis; call 445-4438; or visit www.msue.msu.edu/cass.