Dakota Valley Electric Cooperative has confirmed its support of the 4-H program’s mission when its directors reaffirmed in December its donation program in the eight counties located in the cooperative’s service area.
“The co-op’s support of this worthwhile program has totaled just over $33,000 since its 4-H donation program began in 2003,” said Richard “Dick” Johnson, Brampton, treasurer of the Dakota Valley Electric Cooperative Board. “Dakota Valley is pleased to financially support the efforts of the many 4-H volunteers in our communities, whose hard work and dedication have done so much to develop young community leaders.”
4-H councils in Stutsman, LaMoure, Dickey, McIntosh, Logan, Sargent, Ransom, and Richland counties will share the 2021 donation, which was not announced.
“The ‘hands-on’ learning activities youth experience in 4-H helps them build the confidence and skills they need to navigate life’s challenges,“ said Connie Bitz, LaMoure, DVEC Board secretary, who also has 33 years of experience as a leader of the LaMoure Cloverleafs 4-H Club. ”By supporting 4-H, Dakota Valley is helping to provide kids and families access to educational resources, learning opportunities and activities that are just plain good, clean fun.”
She said Dakota Valley is proud to play a part in supporting these efforts and views it as an investment in the future.