Dutchess County 4-H hopes to grow alumni and friends group


Sally Cookingham Graybill posed with a photo from her youth, when she went nose-to-nose with a cow at the Dutchess County Fair. After all these years, she’s still involved with 4-H. Photo by Judith O’Hara Balfe

MILLBROOK — When Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County (CCEDC) 4-H Youth Development Program Leader Jane Rodd called for a recent meeting, it was not to recruit more youngsters, as is frequently the case with such meetings. It was to brainstorm about bringing members — past and present — together to form a committee of friends and alumnae of Dutchess 4-H’ers.

About 30 people attended. They shared memories while reviewing photos from the 4-H archives. Many guests found pictures of people they knew, and, for some, photos of themselves. 

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