MAYVILLE, NEW YORK (March 10, 2017) -- Cornell Cooperative Extension Chautauqua County’s 4-H Youth Development Program would like to thank the community for their support of the fifth annual Have a Heart for 4-H Green Tie Affair. Over 700 members of the community gathered at the Chautauqua Suites on February 26th for a delicious dinner, basket raffle, and entertaining pie auction.
The basket raffle boasted nearly 100 baskets this year. Many baskets were donated by 4-H clubs and animal projects. Area businesses were generous in their donations as well.
Dinner was prepared by the staff at the Suites and served by 4-H youth volunteers. Sinclairville Superette was gracious enough to price the ham at cost which greatly reduced dinner costs. Dinner also included scalloped potatoes, applesauce, green beans, rolls from Farm Fresh Foods, butter donated by O-AT-KA Milk Cooperative and Valerie Moss-Deegan, ice cream donated by Fieldbrook Farms, and cookies donated from Ecklof Bakery, Farm Fresh Foods, Full Moon Rising Bakery, and 3 C’s Catering. Stedman Corner’s donated coffee and Welch’s donated juice as well.
Mike Peterson of Peterson Auction and Realty Service and Dustin Schwab of Allegheny Auctions auctioned 30 pies made by 4-Hers and friends of 4-H. Brenda Wills, an adult volunteer in the Stockton Panthers 4-H Club, baked the top-selling pie. H&H Enterprises purchased Brenda’s pecan pie for $1,250! The average cost of a pie at the 2017 event was $315, up slightly from last year’s average of $275.
Although official numbers have not been released 4-H usually raises $24,000-$25,000 each year. Funds from the Green Tie Affair will support 4-H programming in 2017. Any additional funds raised over that need will be placed in the 4-H Endowment at the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation.
The 4-H Youth Development Program is one of many programs offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County (CCE-Chautauqua). CCE-Chautauqua is a community based educational organization, affiliated with Cornell University, Chautauqua County Government, the NYS SUNY system, and the federal government through the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. For more information, call 716-664-9502 or visit our website at www.cce.cornell.edu/chautauqua. Cornell University Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities.
Last updated March 10, 2017