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Reasons to believe in our young people

July 18, 2009

You hear the question posed often.

"What is wrong with our youth nowadays?"

People call them disrespectful, lewd and vulgar. You would be hard-pressed to find any of that behavior among the children at the Central Iowa Fair this past week. As we covered events throughout the week, the 4-H members could not have been more respectful and kind.

What sticks out about these children is they actually care. They care about their projects or animals they devoted a year to working on. They care what the judges think of their work. And they care about others at the fair.

Oh, and here is a new one, they were happy. You could not walk 10 feet without seeing a smile. One 4-H member we did a story was so wide-eyed to be interviewed by a reporter you could tell it was very special to her.

A hat's off to a job well done by the 4-H youth and their supporters at the fair this year. We know you are helping ensure the future is bright.



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