GLEN ROSE — With the support of Glen Rose’s Tractor Supply Company and Somervell County residents, the TSC Paper Clover Campaign netted $500 for county youth and 4-H programs.
“We can now send kids to camp and help cover the costs to lighten the burden on families,” said Somervell County AgriLife Extension Agent Ellerie Jackson.
“We will also be able to provide leadership opportunities for our members. Besides these benefits, it is great to see the residents come out and support our local youth in such a great way.”
Each spring and fall, Tractor Supply helps raise funds through the sale of paper clovers. TSC donates 90 percent of the proceeds to the local 4-H program and to the Texas 4-H program.
“Somervell County residents are always helping everywhere you look in the community,” Jackson said. “When it comes to supporting 4-H that is no different. Without their support, we would not be able to have the successful program we have. Our success is thanks to the residents of Somervell County and their continued generosity.”
The first nationwide campaign held in April of this year raised almost $1 million. The most recent campaign concluded in mid-October.
“The cost of camp can sometimes be expensive,” Jackson said. “I want to see as many Somervell County 4-H members as possible go and enjoy camp. With this money will be able to help offset the cost.”
The company’s fundraiser is in its ninth year and produced just under $14 million.