Ground broken at 4-H site

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Merrick County Supervisor Jim Helgoth says a few words about his Board’s involvement in and support of the process that has come to fruition in the breaking of ground for the new 4-H building at the Merrick County Fairgrounds as Board Chairman Roger Wiegert applies the shovel at the October 18 groundbreaking ceremony.
Merrick County Supervisor Jim Helgoth says a few words about his Board’s involvement in and support of the process that has come to fruition in the breaking of ground for the new 4-H building at the Merrick County Fairgrounds as Board Chairman Roger Wiegert applies the shovel at the October 18 groundbreaking ceremony.

It only seems fitting, somehow, that the shovel chosen to break ground at the site of Merrick County’s new 4-H education building and livestock arena was just your plain, old garden variety farm shovel.
There aren’t any 4-Hers, after all, who use gold-handled, engraved shovels to clean up after their bucket calves or market gilts.
So, when members of the various boards that partnered to make the dream of a new facility a reality got together for a groundbreaking ceremony on the afternoon of Sunday, October 18, the shovel that broke ground matched the shovel that countless Merrick County youngsters have used on their way to the Fair.

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