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Article Title

Mission Thanksabunch: Saying Thank You Makes a Difference

Volume

44

Issue

3

Abstract

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.

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