Ralls County 4-H members experienced the profound dedication the community has for the program at the fundraiser dinner held April 9.

Ralls County 4-H members experienced the profound dedication the community has for the program at the fundraiser dinner held April 9. The fundraiser’s raffle and silent auction were popular this year, bringing in more than $2,000 towards the proceeds. Congratulations go to each winner of the four raffle prizes; a St. Louis Get Away – Brandon Clark, a $250.00 Casey’s General Store gift card – Cindy Lake, a $150.00 Center Locker gift card – Slade Keller and four St. Louis Cardinals baseball tickets – Karen Huff.

Top sellers Dalton Dameron and Ty Evans were recognized for their combined total of $303 in pre-sale tickets, while Gretchen and Garrett Schoene sold a total of $221. The two family teams received a cash reward.

The proceeds help the 4-H members of the five clubs; Brice Happy Hustlers (Vandalia area), Liberty Wide Awake (Junction of 154 & Route P), Perry Pioneers, Center Wise Guys and Rocky Point (New London) receive scholarships to attend trips and conferences and hold countywide events. For more information on joining 4-H or to become a volunteer, call the University of Missouri Extension Office - Ralls County at 573-985-3911 or email rallsco@missouri.edu.