4-H Day at the State Capitol postponed until Feb. 23

4-H'ers stand on the steps of the Virginia State Capitol

Several hundred 4-H’ers travel to Richmond to participate in the 4-H Day at the State Capitol each year.

Feb. 15, 2016 – Editor’s note: Due to a winter storm, 4-H Day at the State Capitol was postponed until Feb. 23.

4-H Day at the State Capitol provides a real-life civics lesson for members

BLACKSBURG, Va., Feb. 5, 2016 – More than 1,000 4-H members and volunteers will visit Richmond on Tuesday, Feb. 16, to meet 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.

“4-H Day at the State Capitol is a unique opportunity for 4-H’ers to get a first-hand look at how the legislative process works and see our elected representatives in action,” said Cathy Sutphin, associate director of 4-H Youth Development with Virginia Cooperative Extension. “This trip is also an opportunity for lawmakers to put faces to the programming that the funding provides for youth all over the commonwealth.”

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