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Walmart foundation donates to county 4-H groups

Thursday, July 9, 2009

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Walmart Foundation representative, Laura Smalling, presents the Fulton County 4-H club with a $5,000 grant. Photo by Niki de Soto
The Fulton County 4-H is the recipient of a $5,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation.

Walmart Foundation representative Laurie Smalling along with 4-H Foundation President Sue Hutson and State Representative Curren Everett were on hand for the presentation.

"Our local stores love to give back to their communities that they serve," said Smalling. "We reach out to elected officials who are active in their communities, and know of organizations that are doing great things for their communities, and Representative Everett suggested that the Fulton County 4-H was doing a lot of great things and is making a difference, and that a grant would be put to good use for the children in this area," said Smalling.

According to their Web site, the Walmart Foundation strives to provide opportunities that improve the lives of individuals in their communities including their customers and associates.

Sue Hutson, president of the Fulton County 4-H Foundation, said she was excited about the donation. "This means we can now do so many things for 4-H that we wouldn't have been able to do. It's just fantastic," said Hutson.

State Representative Curren Everett said he knows the Fulton County 4-H will use the donation to continue their positive influence on the community.

"Being county judge for 14 years, I was very involved with the 4-H Foundation and what went on with the kids in the county. When I was approached about this donation, the first thing I said was 4-H. I'm tickled to death that they'll be able to use it to help the local kids here," said Everett.



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