Connecting with the community: Evan Witte, 13, makes a 'walking taco' at the Junior Leaders food booth inside the Hancock County 4-H Building. The booth is expected to raise about $3,000 by the end of fair week. It's the biggest fundraiser of the year for the group. Witte is in his first year of junior leaders. (Tom Russo/Daily Reporter)
GREENFIELD — Every year, 4-H’ers choose from dozens of projects through which to show off their skills.
But among them is one that focuses on community, not competition.
You can’t win grand champion. You don’t get a trophy. But those who participate in the Hancock County 4-H Junior Leaders Program say they take home something more important than first place.
From the beginning of the school year to the final days of the fair, the junior leaders join together to serve the community and give back to the 4-H program through fundraising and volunteer projects.
And they make lifelong friends in the process.