New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

4-H to upgrade facilities

Funds sought for new pavilion at Eddy Co. fairgrounds


October 7, 2019

Eddy County 4-H leaders and members accept a $1,000 check from Jared Wilhelmi of NDTC. From left to right: NDTC Representative Jared Wilhelmi, Natalie Becker, Charles Jorgenson, Joie Helseth, Maria Becker, Macey Wobbema, Nick Berglund, and Eddy County NDSU Extension Agent Donna Anderson. Funds will be used to make electrical improvements to the 4-H auction barn and build a new pavilion.

The Eddy County 4-H program is ready for a renaissance. Over the past 10 years, two of the program's four facilities have been torn down, and its membership has dropped considerably. As far as NDSU Extension Agent Donna Anderson and the Eddy County 4-H Council are concerned, that trend ends now.

This summer they embarked on a capital improvement plan, first by engaging Weisenburger Construction to pour a concrete floor for the 4-H auction barn at the Eddy County Fairgrounds. Then, using the holes cut into the side of the building for the concrete to be poured, new windows were installed in...

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