Lapeer County 4-H Youth Program is seeking donations for it’s 34th annual Spring Fundraiser Auction. The two day auction is the major source of funding for the county’s 4-H Youth Program. Donations of merchandise, gift certificates, services, collectibles, unique items and financial contributions will help make the event a success. 4-H youth participants and volunteers are visiting local businesses in the county, but support from any individual, family or un-approached business is greatly appreciated.
The auction will be held on Saturday April 18, 2020 at the Lapeer Center Building. The event is free and open to the public starting with a silent auction at 8 a.m. and a live auction scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. A pancake breakfast will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. ($5 adults, $3/kids, 10 and under), and lunch concessions will be available after 11 a.m.
A 27th Annual Celebrity Autographed Items Auction will be held the prior evening on Friday April 17, 2020 at the Lapeer Center Building; doors open at 5:30 p.m. This event will feature over 350 autographed items such as balls, books, cards, posters, and photographs.
The 34th annual event is the main financial support for Lapeer County 4-H programs. Lapeer County 4-H Youth Programs provide a wide variety of opportunities for positive youth development. 4-H is an amazing organization where our young people can learn true life skills such as leadership, citizenship and community through innovative programs and hands-on learning experiences. Last year, over 3,400 youth in Lapeer County were reached through various forms of educational programming, traditional clubs and events. The goal is to keep youth curious and encourage them to explore their interests while building life skills. 4-H also offers scholarships to an annual 4-H Camp retreat at Camp Lael in Lapeer, state and national conferences, and college scholarships.
If you would like to receive more information about the auction and/or 4-H or make a donation for the spring auction, please call 810- 667-0343 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
—Sarah Griffin, Lapeer County 4-H Youth Program Fundraising Coordinator