Cedar County 4-H will host its first annual fundraiser dinner  from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5, at the El Dorado Springs Middle/High School cafeteria. Tickets may be purchased from any Cedar County 4-H member, or at the Cedar County MU Extension Center. They are $7 in advance and $10 at the door. The meal includes pulled pork sandwich,  baked beans, cole slaw, dessert (brownies or cookies) and tea or lemonade. There will be a silent auction with themed baskets and a live auction for pies made by the famous bakers of Cedar County.

This event will be first country wide fundraiser for the Cedar County 4-H Council. The proceeds raised will be used to assist Cedar County 4-H members travel for leadership trips and career exploration opportunities. The dinner will also serve as a kick off for national 4-H week which is celebrated October 6 – 12.

Tammy Ikerd, shared country 4-H specialist, said, “ 4-H offers a variety of trips for our members, but in many instances it can be challenging for families to bear the entire cost of the trip. This will allow our county council to help with that cost.”

The dinner will also serve as a county wide drive for the new enrollment year. Each club will have a table with representatives to talk about the benefits of 4-H for families interested in joining during the 2019-020 year.

For more information about 4-H, or joining 4-H, contact the Cedar County MU Extension Center at 417/276-3313 or by email at ikerdt@missouri.edu.