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updated October 14, 2003

Farley Wins "Kohl's Kids Who Care" Award

Grace Farley teaches members how to make clay pens
At a Star City Explorers 4-H club meeting, Junior Leader Grace Farley (center) teaches members how to make clay pens. (click on image for larger view)

Grace Farley was chosen as a Store Winner for the Kohl's Kids Who CareŽ Recognition Program. She is mentioned in an in-store poster at the Lincoln Kohl's store on display through September.

Grace received the award for her role as a 4-H Junior Leader and mentor for the Star City Explorers 4-H Club, a group consisting of nine and 10-year-old boys. She is 12 years old and has been the club's Junior Leader for two years.

At the club's monthly meetings, Grace demonstrates how to complete projects, leads creative games and assists in meeting leadership. She recommends topics for meetings and is willing to help as needed. Grace took on responsibility for preparing and leading one entire meeting last year.

As a 4-H'er who is also involved in her own projects, she also leads by example.

Through her 4-H club, Sunshine Clover Kitties, Grace volunteers for many community service projects including: collecting food for the 4-H Can Fight Hunger Food Drive, assisting with planning and staffing a booth at the Kiwanis Karnival, making scarves for the Peoples City Mission and donating books to the Tabitha Nursing/Daycare Center.

In March, Grace attended the 2003 Volunteer Leaders Forum at the State 4-H Camp near Halsey with her mother, Denise. Grace sang the National Anthem at "Discover 4-H" night at the Lincoln Saltdogs on June 20.

"I have been in 4-H most of my life and it is a part of my life and I am happy to represent it," said Grace. As a fourth generation 4-H'er, she recognizes the importance of volunteer leadership in building youth through the 4-H program and often speaks of passing the legacy on to her children.

The Kohl's Kids Who CareŽ volunteer recognition program recognizes the efforts of young people who contribute in special ways to their local communities. Kohl's created the program in 2001 to reward youth for their outstanding volunteer efforts and to encourage others to follow their lead.

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