4-H Day at the State Capitol expected to draw more than 800 youth to Richmond Feb. 11

Several hundred 4-H'ers gather on the steps of the Virginia State Capitol in 2013.

Several hundred 4-H’ers gather on the steps of the Virginia State Capitol in 2013.

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.”

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