The Duval County 4-H Foundation was created in 1973 to enhance existing 4-H programs and to initiate new and innovative projects in youth. Each year Duval County 4-H serves local youth through school enrichment, clubs, and summer camps. Through hands-on projects in subjects such as: horticulture, animal sciences, technology, public speaking, leadership, citizenship & volunteering, health, nutrition and home economics. Duval County 4-H Foundation raises funds to support these programs through individual and local business contributions, fundraisers, and grants. The Foundation members’ generosity is what makes 4-H programs successful.
We are grateful to the community for supporting the recent 4-H Dinner and Auction. The monies from this event go to support our local Duval County 4-H youth programs. Each year this event has gotten better and better. We raised more this year than any other year due to your support! There were wonderful items that were auctioned off, along with wagon rides to see the animals of Diamond D Ranch, good food, outdoor games, a live band, and bonfire with smores.
Local businesses who generously donated goods and services include:
Ace Proctor Hardware, Allen Moore Sr., Dr. E. Howard Acree Jr., Dr. Guy Phillips DDS, Alligator Farm, Alhambra, Barrique Kitchen &Wine Bar, Biscotti’s, Bookmark Bookstore, Bowler’s Mart, Lexie Burroughs, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Carryl Tire Co., Catty Shack Ranch, Charles and George Car Wash, Circle K, Cummer Museum, Diamond D Ranch, Duval County Farm Bureau, Doug Webb, Tracey & David Dupont, Earthworks, Fish Company, Florida Georgia Distributing, Florida RC Outlet, Carolynne Fooshee, Gore’s Nursery, Phil Gullion, Hall’s Nurseries, Harby Jewelers of Jacksonville, Harley Davidson, Leslie Hettick, Jax. Pro Detailing, Jacksonville Clay Target Sports, Jacksonville Fair, Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp, Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, Jennifer Leggett, Judie Loveless, Knowell’s Lock & Safe, Lindsey Pest Service, Judie Loveless, Maple Street Biscuits, Marineland, Marsh Landing Country Club, Masterfit Golf LTD, Metro Diner, Betty Ann Mooneyham, Mulch Masters, North Florida Feed,& Farm Supply, Ocean Sole, On Target Sports, Orange Park Furniture, Publix, Gary Roegner, Standard Feed and Seed, Strike Zone Fishing, The Art Loft, The Blue Fish, Tree Hill Nature Center, Urban Bean Coffeehouse, Vickers Foreign Car Repair, Westside Wranglers, Wild Adventures, Wild Bird Unlimited, Wild West Guns & Gold, Windermere Equestrian Center, White Oak Conservation Center, Wooley Shooting Clinics, YMCA Winston.
Angela Daniels, Bonnie Bailey, Clayton Bailey, Cherri Ohmer, Hillary Berry, Duval 4-H County Council, 4-H LifeSmart Team, Taylor & Jennifer Dykes, Susan Stutsman, Gary Weaver and the 4-H Staff.
Also, thank you to Gator’s Barbeque for an excellent meal and Diamond D Ranch for opening their beautiful ranch to us!