Lake County 4-H Foundation hosts ‘Ribs 4 Kids’ event

The Lake County 4-H Foundation will be hosting a fundraiser event entitled, “Ribs 4 Kids” on Friday, Jan. 21 at 12 and 3 p.m. at the Lake County Agricultural Center, located at 1951 Woodlea Road in Tavares.

The event supports 4-H youth development programs in Lake County and features family-sized, take-home portions for sale of barbeque pork ribs or pork roasts prepared by Chef TJ Pratt. The first pick-up will begin at 12 p.m. and the second pick-up begins at 3 p.m. at the Agricultural Center.

The cost is $20 for a full slab of barbeque ribs; $25 for a pork roast; or $45 for one of each.  Every order includes a quart each of coleslaw and baked beans. Orders must be placed and paid for by Jan. 10.  To place an order, call 352-343-4101, or download an order form online at in PDF/dated stuff delete/10 Ribs sale.pdf.

“We’re hoping the event will be a great success,” said, Jennifer Hodges, 4-H Youth Development Agent with the Lake County Cooperative Extension Office. “Community support for events like this enable valuable 4-H youth programs here in Lake County to continue .”

The Lake County 4-H program boasts more than 753 members, 252 youth & adult volunteers and 3,400 students enrolled in school enrichment and after-school programs. The fundamental 4-H ideal of practical, “learn by doing” experiences encourage youth to experiment, innovate and think independently. The programs of 4-H are offered through school-based, after-school and camp settings and within community clubs.

The Lake County Cooperative Extension, which oversees Lake County’s 4-H program, is a partnership between the University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences (IFAS), and the Lake County Board of County Commissioners. An equal opportunity institution, IFAS is authorized to provide research, educational information and other services only to individuals and institutions that function without discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations.

For more information about the Ribs 4 Kids event, or Lake County 4-H, contact Jennifer Hodges or Vera Deaver at (352) 343-4101, or e-mail or


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