Rector 4-H hoping to purchase new farmland

(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)

RECTOR, AR (KAIT) - The Rector Cougar 4-H club is looking to purchase new farmland closer to city limits.

According to group leader Nick Thompson, the kids currently use farmland that is about five miles out of city limits.

" At the new place, the furthest would probably be about a mile," said Thompson.  "It's close enough that kids could ride their bicycle there."

He said right now kids and parents have to travel out of town to care for their show animals.

Thompson said they have a piece of land in mind, but the group is in need of donations to afford the land.

"We are hoping for donations, we are doing fundraisers, we're doing a 4-H garden this year," he said.

Anyone wishing to donate can contact any Centennial Bank branch and ask to donate to the Rector Cougar 4-H.

He said the group is something that is a great outlet for many kids.

"This keeps them out of trouble, keeps them off the street and teaches them responsibility," he said.  "They have a chance to go to the shows, win ribbons, money, belt buckles, and there's a lot of pride in that."

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