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& the winner is...

"Nothing Compares" to a friendly competition... especially at the 2013 Iowa State Fair! Iowa 4-H supporters from across the state and the nation stopped by the Bruce L. Rastetter 4-H Exhibits Building to donate their spare change to support the Iowa 4-H Foundation's campaign to raise money for the County Endowments across the state.

About a month ago, the Coin Wars Competition was introduced as a new fundraising competition to raise money in support of Iowa 4-H'ers. The five day campaign from August 8 through August 12 challenged the five 4-H areas in Iowa to compete for bragging rights and raise money for the County Endowments. More details about the competition can be found in a past blog post, Coin Wars. During the competition, we gave away 4-H Bears (a crowd favorite) and Iowa 4-H Foundation 60th Anniversary Cookbooks.

Now that the competition is over, we know that you all are anxious to see who the winning area is, right? Well don't worry, we will tell you! First, we would like to say THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to this fundraiser. 100% of your donation is assured to support 4-H at the county level. Your donation is greatly appreciated!!!

Now, for the moment you have all been waiting for.... with a grand total of $1,655.61, the winning area is................. the NORTHEAST AREA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Northeast area includes regions 3, 4, 9 and 11. The following counties will receive $110.37 to their county endowment fund:

Black Hawk
Cerro Gordo

County endowment funds provide long-term support of local 4-H programs. This support includes covering cost for the Iowa 4-H Program fee, transportation costs to State Conference, Iowa 4-H Center (Camp) scholarships, 4-H Citizenship Washington Focus Trip, and funding for locally-centric needs (such as 4-H youth building renovation/construction as well as regional trips or offerings).

Congratulations, Northeast Area!

We are looking forward to bring this fun and exciting competition back to the Iowa State Fair again next year. We will be working on ways in which we can improve the coin wars to make it bigger and better.

Thank you, again, for your support of Iowa 4-H!


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