Mission Thanksabunch: Saying Thank You Makes a Difference
Recognizing contributors is crucial to maintaining community support for 4-H programs. It is important to recognize all 4-H patrons regardless of what projects they support. Mission Thanksabunch began in 2000 to thank market animal sale buyers and has been a great opportunity for 4-H youth to personally show their appreciation. The number of livestock buyers at the Minidoka County Fair has increased 31%, and sale receipts have increased by 104% since the program's beginning. Data indicated that even in times of depressed economic situations, local businesses and individuals are willing to support a successful and grateful youth development program.
Gillespie, D. R. (2006). Mission Thanksabunch: Saying Thank You Makes a Difference. The Journal of Extension, 44(3), Article 25. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol44/iss3/25