4-H Hosts “Keeping it Green” Gala

Iowa 4-H hosted the “Keeping it Green” gala Feb. 20 at the Science Center in Des Moines. The gala brought in more than $20,000 for the Iowa State University Extension 4-H Youth Development program.

Latham was a proud sponsor of the gala, and John and I were incredibly impressed with the event. The Science Center was the perfect venue to highlight 4-H’s emphasis on science, engineering and technology. They also had interactive activities throughout the night, from rounds of silent auction items to live bidding for things like week-long stays in Florida or Colorado, to P. Buckley Moss prints.

I was thrilled to partake in the night’s activities with two of my best friends (pictured here). We met as roommates in the dorms our freshman year, served on the state 4-H council together, and have been best friends ever since. We pooled our money to purchase one of the auction items ? a weekend campout at the Iowa 4-H Camping Center ? and are looking forward to experiencing the outing with our husbands and kids.

The event was a win-win, raising money for a great cause and providing a great night of fun for all who attended. We really enjoyed seeing our 4-H friends and meeting new acquaintances. Congratulations to 4-H on a successful event!

About the Iowa 4-H Foundation

The Iowa 4-H Foundation provides the financial resources to develop and deliver quality 4-H youth programs throughout the state of Iowa. The opportunities provided by the Foundation help young people enhance their ability to use critical thinking, leadership, communication and social skills ? tools that will give them a competitive edge in their future endeavors. The Iowa 4-H Foundation is a charitable 501 (c) 3 organization with a governing board of 35 trustees.