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Boulder County 4-H clubs host Family Carnival

Fourteen local 4-H clubs set up more than two dozen booths filled with games.

The Boulder County Fairgrounds Exhibit building was filled with the sounds of children’s laughter on Saturday as families enjoyed the annual 4-H Family Carnival.

Hosted by 14 4-H clubs from across Boulder County, the event featured 25 booths with games and concessions.

“Once a year, all the clubs get an opportunity to come together and do whatever their fun thing is compared to the theme,” said 4-H Club Leader Rich Koopmann. “This year, the theme is Wild West, so the games that we have relate to the Wild West.”

The event featured free entry and no advanced registration. Families purchased tickets that were used at the booths.

All proceeds from the fundraiser support the local 4-H clubs.

“The way this event works is, each of the booths gets to keep 75% of the ticket sales that you have for your booth, and 25% goes to the 4-H Youth Council,” Koopmann explained.

Boulder County 4-H clubs include more than 500 members and 200 volunteers.“4-H is such an important program for local youth,” said Amanda Sammartino, 4-H parent and volunteer.  “Participation teaches leadership, responsibility and a focus on good citizenship that isn’t found in many other extra-curricular programs.  I was a 10-year 4-H member myself, and I’m grateful for the opportunity for children to participate today.”

Amber Fisher

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