Every year, 4-H'ers in Merrimack County participate in a number of 4-H programs to help improve their knowledge and leadership skills. This spring, local Merrimack County Tractor Supply stores are continuing their long-standing partnership with 4-H for the 2018 Spring Paper Clover Campaign to make it possible for more youth in the community to experience 4-H’s youth-led, hands-on programming.
From April 11-22, Merrimack County Tractor Supply customers can participate in the 2018 Spring Paper Clover campaign by purchasing paper clovers for $1 or more at checkout. The funds raised will be awarded as scholarships to individual Merrimack County 4-H members wishing to attend 4-H camps and leadership conferences across the country. The number of scholarships distributed to students following the campaign will be determined based on the total amount raised.
This year in Merrimack County, the Pittsfield Victory Workers will be holding a Spring Fling event at the Chichester Tractor Supply Store to help raise awareness and funds for the Spring Paper Clover Campaign. Join the 4-H members and leaders of the Pittsfield Victory Workers at the Spring Fling on Saturday, April 14 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Tractor Supply in Chichester. There will be fun hands-on activities, face painting, action exhibits, STEM activities, bake sale, animals, crafts, and demonstrations!
Since it began in 2010, the partnership between Tractor Supply and 4-H has generated more than $11,000,000 in essential funding. The Paper Clover fundraiser, which takes place in the spring and fall, raised over $981,000 during the fall 2017 campaign. The fundraising effort directly supports numerous 4-H programs in Merrimack County.