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AGRICULTURE/MARKETING--Nova Scotia Celebrates 4-H Achievements
Nova Scotia 4-H members and leaders will be taking part this
weekend in the largest Provincial 4-H Show in Canada, to be held
at the Nova Scotia Exhibition Grounds in Truro.

The annual Provincial 4-H Show, from Friday, Sept. 26, to Sunday,
Sept. 28, is an opportunity for 4-H members to showcase their
yearly projects. The show will feature more than 40 skills
developing projects such as livestock, crafts and photography.

"This is the 20th anniversary of the provincial show," says Liz
Crouse, supervisor of 4-H and Rural Organizations for the Nova
Scotia Department of Agriculture and Marketing. "4-H has been a
part of rural communities in Nova Scotia for 75 years, making
this year a truly historic celebration."

4-H promotes and encourages the growth and potential of Canada's
great resource --our youth. The program allows them to make new
friends, try new things and learn new skills. In Nova Scotia,
3,000 young people and 1,000 adult leaders participate in club
activities and community service projects.

Agriculture and Marketing Minister Ed Lorraine praises the 4-H
program for its dedication to developing young people. "It is a
wonderful program for youth to learn the life skills necessary to
make them fine citizens."

The Provincial 4-H Show is a weekend of wholesome fun and offers
a sense of community spirit unique to the program. Highlights of
the show include livestock competitions, a fashion show and a
cattle show to select Nova Scotia's entrants for Toronto's Royal
Winter Fair in November. The public is welcome to attend and see
the best 4-H has to offer.


Contact: Cheryl Chandler
         Agriculture and Marketing

ngr                  September 25, 1997                10:05 am