Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 25 September 2012 14:24
Lauren Geis (holding check) and Lisa Geis of Hillsboro, representing the Marion County 4-H Development Fund, accept a donation of $3,622 from Lyman Adams, general manager of Cooperative Grain & Supply. Also participating was the Land O’Lakes Foundation, which matched CG&S dollar for dollar. The development fund is an endowment for county 4-H clubs; it is used for scholarships for 4-H campers and a college scholarship for a senior high school 4-H member each year. The most recent scholarship recipient was Zachary Goodwin of the Peabody Achievers, who received $500 to apply toward his education at Kansas State University. This is the ninth year CG&S has participated in the Land O’Lakes matching-fund program and the sixth year a college scholarship has been awarded. The Marion County 4-H Development Fund has grown to nearly $40,000 during that time. CG&S and Land O’Lakes has also donated to local fire departments, colleges, 4-H clubs, area hospitals and other community organizations.