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Victoria County 4-H Harvest of Fun is Sunday

By ADVOCATE STAFF REPORT
Sept. 16, 2010 at 4:16 a.m.
Updated Sept. 17, 2010 at 4:17 a.m.


IF YOU GO...

What: 4-H Harvest of Fun

When: 11 a.m. Sunday

Where: Victoria Community Center, 2905 E. North St.

Cost: Admission is free, brisket lunch is $8

For more information, call the Victoria County Extension office at 361-575-4581.

Crossroads residents have a chance to support 4-H and play some games on Sunday

The annual 4-H Harvest of Fun is Sunday at the Victoria Community Center.

The event, the largest fundraiser for the Victoria County 4-H, includes a brisket lunch, awards ceremony, silent auction and petting zoo.

A variety of games, ranging from dunking booths to obstacle courses and archery also join the mix.

All proceeds go toward educational youth programming in Victoria, said Sarah Brandes, county extension agent for 4-H and youth development.

"It supports them as they compete at county, district and state events," she said.

The event also serves as a way to recruit new 4-H members and volunteers, Brandes said.

It's difficult to know exactly how many people will attend, but the organization typically serves between 1,200 and 1,500 meals, she said. About 900 people usually stay for the indoor events.

"But we're hoping to have it even bigger this year," she said.

Admission is free, but lunch is $8. It all kicks off at 11 a.m., and a to-go line is open until 1:30 p.m. for those who can't stay for the event.

"It's just a bunch of opportunities to come out and have some fun," Brandes said. "Especially on a wet weekend like they're predicting we'll have."

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