BLACKSBURG, Va., Feb. 10, 2014 – More than 800 4-H members will visit Richmond on Tuesday, Feb. 11, to meet with their legislators and learn about Virginia’s legislative branch of government for the annual 4-H Day at the State Capitol.
Virginia 4-H sponsors the annual trip to Richmond for 4-H’ers across the commonwealth to learn about the legislative process and to express their gratitude to state delegates and senators who support the 4-H youth development programs.
“More than 800 young people will be developing a better understanding of citizenship and will see how their state government works. 4-H members will present each representative with a shamrock plant as a way to thank them for making Virginia 4-H possible,” said Cathy Sutphin, associate director for 4-H, the youth development program for Virginia Cooperative Extension. “We are excited that a record number of 4-H members will be attending this year’s event.”