Walk & Serve Info

Walk & Serve for 2020 has transitioned to a "Park & Serve"

One of the challenges in 2020 has been how to change and adapt in order to keep moving forward. Positive youth development is always important, but even more so at this time. We are excited to still be able to support our 4-H Youth and local non-profit organizations by turning our Walk & Serve into a socially distanced Park & Serve for 4-H members and their families.  *Unfortunately, we are unable to allow the public to participate this year.

  • Projects will be packaged in zip top bags for family units to do at the Park & Serve.
  • Each night there will be 4-5 featured non-profits and activities
  • Vehicles will be assigned parking spaces that allow plenty of space for families to bring lawn chairs and complete their activity

How does it come together?

  1. Area 4-H clubs adopt a local non-profit organization.
  2. The club's members learn about that organization, how they serve the community, and how they can help meet some of those needs.
  3. The clubs purchase and prepare all of the supplies needed to make/assemble a cool project to be completed at the event

When is it?

Thursday - Saturday, September 24-26, 2020 from 6:00-7:45pm each night.

  • Only 4-H members and their families are able to participate
  • RSVP is required and a limited number of vehicles will be permitted each night

Where is it located?

The event will be held outside of the Ganyard and Edward Buildings on the Franklin County Fair Grounds.  Vehicles will be assigned parking spaces that allow plenty of space for families to bring lawn chairs and complete the activities in the bags while maintaining social distancing guidelines.

What does it cost to participate?

Nothing, the Park & Serve is a free event!

Funding comes from a variety of sources including profit earned from the from the Clover 5K, grant funds from a generous foundation (who wishes to remain anonymous), local businesses, 4-H Clubs, families, and the Franklin County Agricultural Society.  Additional supporters are welcome.

4-H Walk & Serve feedback from a student in Franklin County who came to earn community service hours