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The Tractor Supply Company (TSC) store in Opelika, Ala. was recently recognized for winning the Paper Clover Regional Champion award.  Opelika’s store was one of the top five stores to have the highest transaction percentage in their region during the campaign. Opelika TSC store employees had 42 percent of all transactions include a 4-H Paper Clover purchase and were presented with a certificate and rosette ribbon from 4-H to recognize their achievement.
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The region includes TSC stores in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee and South Carolina. When a customer makes at least a $1 donation, their name is put on a paper clover, which is then posted on a wall in the store.
 
The 4-H/TSC Paper Clover Campaign is a nationwide, in-store fundraiser that benefits 4-H programming in the communities where a TSC store is located. The spring campaign raised more than $787,769 that supports 4-H on the local, state and national level. During the 12-day promotion, the Opelika TSC store raised $793 for 4-H in Lee County.
 
The national effort has provided direct support for local camps, after-school programs and other activities, and has granted scholarships to these events that allow youth to explore their interests in everything from animal science to robots.
 
In Lee County, the funds will be used to fund all 4-H programs including the different 4-H clubs and teams, awards and ribbons and scholarships to different 4-H camps.
 
Chuck Browne, Lee County Extension coordinator, is very proud of the Opelika store and the people who work there. “They have gone above and beyond the call of duty and the store manager is very instrumental in working with 4-H,” Browne said. “It doesn’t surprise me that they won the award because they work so hard at what they do.”
 
The Athens, Ala. TSC received an award as the Alabama Top Paper Clover sales store raising $1,040 for 4-H in Limestone County.
 
For more information about Alabama 4-H and 4-H programs in Lee County, contact 4-H Regional Agent Kirsten Holt at 205-913-4593 or holtkir@aces.edu.
 
To learn more about TSC’s Paper Clover Campaign visit www.tractorsupply.com/4h.

 

Alabama 4-H is the state’s largest youth education program organization, reaching more than 120,000 youth between the ages of 9 and 19. Youth participate in clubs and youth development programs throughout Alabama’s 67 counties. 4-H teaches leadership, citizenship and positive character development, and provides programs, competitions, events and activities for youth in rural and urban settings through in-school programs, community clubs and special interest groups. To find out more about Alabama 4-H visit www.alabama4h.com.

  
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