Soaring Eagles participate in Independence Day parade


MOUNT MORRIS – On July 4th, the Leaf River Soaring Eagles 4-H Club participated in a parade celebrating Independence Day in Mt. Morris.

The club pulled a hay wagon with decorations and the members on the float. The club theme for the float was 50's. Pictured: Alex Williams, Lacie Williams, Kaden Lingbeck, Lydia Sherburne, Joise Pals, Cassie Pals, Natalie Johnson, and Grant Johnson. Leaf River Soaring Eagles Reporter: Grant Johnson

About Illinois 4-H: Illinois 4-H is the flagship youth development program of University of Illinois Extension and administered through the College of Agriculture, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences.4-H grows true leaders, youth who are empowered for life today and prepared for a career tomorrow. The hands-on approach in 4-H gives young people guidance, tools and encouragement, and then puts them in the driver’s seat to make great things happen. Independent research confirms the unparalleled impact of the 4-H experience, demonstrating that young people are four times more likely to contribute to their communities; two times more likely to make healthier choices; two times more likely to be civically active; and two times more likely to participate in STEM programs. 

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