Hog roast raises over $20,000


For the 15th year, the community went hog wild for Goodhue County 4-H. Club members and leaders served more than 950 meals and raised over $20,000 through ticket sales, cash donations, auction proceeds and in-kind donations April 30. The event was at the Goodhue Lions Community Center.

All 19 Goodhue County 4-H community clubs contributed to the success, program coordinator Aly Kloeckner said. In addition to working the event and selling advance tickets, each club also donated a "themed" basket or item for the silent and live auctions.

All proceeds go to support 4-H programming on a county level, such as 4-H camps, educational workshops, leadership programs, state fair trips and more.

4-H is one of the largest youth development organizations in Minnesota and the largest in the nation with 6 million young people. Goodhue County 4-H claims more than 600 youth members and 200 adult volunteers. It is ranked the fourth-largest county 4-H program in Minnesota.