Ten 4-H Clubs and FFA Chapters in North Dakota have been selected to receive a $500 grant from Hess Corporation awarded through the North Dakota State Fair Foundation. The grants will be used for community service projects to benefit the club or chapter’s local geographical area.
Winners of the Hess Grant include: Berthold FFA Chapter to build and install blessing boxes in their community; Bowdon Blazers 4-H Club of Wells County to update lighting in the show barn at their county fairgrounds; Central Cass FFA Chapter for expansion of their outdoor learning lab wildlife habitat; Dakota Sky 4-H Club of Grant County for a main street mural painting to promote positive community image; Garrison FFA Chapter to build signs to identify plant species in their community orchard; Kids in Action 4-H Club of Renville County to build flower pots together with their local senior citizens center; McLean Mustangs 4-H Club of McLean County for arena improvements at their county fairgrounds; Northern Explorers 4-H Club of Pembina County for a tree planting project; Spirit 4-H Club of Walsh County to re-finish original wood floors in the final stage of community hall restoration project; and Wilton FFA Chapter for materials to build new picnic tables for a local park.
“All of us at Hess are so impressed with the 4-H and FFA groups in North Dakota and the incredible work they are doing in their communities,” said Brent Lohnes, General Manager for North Dakota. “Hess’s mission is to be the most trusted energy partner wherever we operate and to make a positive impact in the communities where we live and work. It is an honor to help support the chosen projects and we are excited to see what these students can do.”
“It was a competitive selection process with several great applicants from all over the state,” said Jessica Bullinger, North Dakota State Fair Foundation Development Director. “We are grateful to be a part of developing youth leadership through community service opportunities.”
All clubs and chapters receiving grants will provide a display at the 2021 North Dakota State Fair to showcase their projects and explain how the funds were used.