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OSU Ext. celebrates 100 years

Updated: Monday, May 12 2014, 10:11 AM EDT

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Oh -

Ohio State  University Extension celebrated its 100th birthday on Saturday and there was a big celebration at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.

The celebration was full of auctions, food and dancing.

"A lot of what you see here tonight are 4-H kids with the forage program in Jefferson County, there's about 500 kids. A lot of these people were in forage when they were kids so it means a lot to them, they've been with this organization for a long time," Extension educator Janine Yeske said.

The forage program is for children and teens, which teaches them many life skills.

"Growing up in this area and having extension and forage being a part of my life, I can honestly say I can tell a difference that it has made in my life, it has taught me so many lessons," 2014 Ohio Fairs Queen Kathryn Whinnery said.

During the big celebration, there was some fundraising and they raised $8,000.

"Well since this is my home county it means a lot that we are actually celebrating it together as a county. We're raising money for our county specifically and extension throughout the area," Whinnery said.

OSU Ext. celebrates 100 years


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