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Goose Creek Livestock 4-H Club Raises $10,000

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Recently, the Goose Creek Livestock 4-H Club of Sheridan raised $10,000 to donated to the Wyoming State Fair Endowment and to the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. It doing so they also won a prize from the Blue and Green Challenge.

Amber Jensen, leader of the cub, said that the club was setting goals for the 2024 4-H year. One of the very young members shouts out that they should raise $10,000 and donate it. “Well, that is what they decided so at our next meeting we were brainstorming ideas and one of the Mom’s who was on the Compass Board suggested Chicken Poop bingo.”

Club president Ella Hiller talked about the fund raiser

Hiller is an eight-year member of the 4-H, and she is taking market hogs, breeding does, and a few market steers as well as exhibiting her photography.

Tinley Barnes, six-year 4-H member, exhibits market hogs, as well as gardening, photography and animal science. She added this about Chicken Poop Bingo.

Hiller talked about the game.

“It was an 8×8 square with numbers from 1 to 100. Where the chicken pooped first was the first winner.” Jensen added. There were also second and third prizes, and in addition to the $10,000 donated, the group paid out money in prizes as well. First place winner received $1000, second place $500 and third place $250.

The money raised was split 50/50 between the State Fair Endowment and the Sheridan County Fairgrounds.

The state fair endowment was looking to raise a million dollars, and they wanted to get the kids involved, and they came up with the Blue and Green challenge for 4-H and FFA members. Money will be used for improvements on the state fairgrounds.

Leader Amber Jensen talked about the challenge

Goose Creek Livestock 4-H members

Rindy West, Wyoming State Fair Development Director of Fund Raising and Revenue, had this comment.

“I’m so proud of more than 150 kids from 5 different 4-H Clubs across Wyoming raising money to support the Wyoming State Fair Endowment Match Challenge. We just wrapped up that campaign here June 1st, we raised in total $675,000 and this effort was a really neat part of that! These 4-H Clubs care deeply about the Wyoming State Fair and want the legacy to continue for many generations to come.

“The Goose Creek Livestock 4-H Club raised $10,000 in total off of Chicken Poop Bingo with $5,000 going to the Wyoming State Fair Endowment and $5,000 going towards new livestock panels for the Sheridan County Fairgrounds.

They worked hard to sell tickets at $100 each and sold all 100 of them! They were busy, busy kids who believe in the future of their community and state. 4-H is known for growing future leaders and these kids definitely showed that they can make projects possible and contribute to causes bigger than themselves.

The Wyoming State Fair is thankful and honored to have such a significant gift come from this group, as well as the other clubs across the state, who did raffles, plant sales, drawings and much more to raise funds for the Wyoming State Fair Endowment Match Campaign. We know 4-H & FFA are at the heart of the Wyoming State Fair and these kids make us all proud!”

The Goose Creek Livestock club choose the trailer space for the week of state fair as their prize.

Jensen added that she would also like to thank the Sheridan area Community for their support.

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