www.illinois.gov

Pat Quinn, Governor

State Links Skip to Content Skip to State Links

 Government
 Business
 Employment
 Education
 Health & Safety
 Family & Home
 Travel & Recreation
 About Illinois
 Illinois.gov

Stay Informed

Your Government


[Search Tips]

Illinois Flag Honors

Inspector General


 IGNN: State/All Press Release

ILLINOIS NEWS
The State of Illinois News page provides access to the Illinois Government News Network and all state press releases.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 5, 1999

First Lady Lura Lynn Ryan Chairs 4-H Charity, Raffles John Deere Tractor

SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois First Lady Lura Lynn Ryan today received a John Deere lawn tractor from Agriculture Director Joe Hampton for the 4-H CAN Make a Difference Food Drive and Fundraiser.

Illinois 4-H will sell raffle tickets for the donated lawn tractor, valued at $2,000, to raise money for their annual food drive. Mrs. Ryan is the Honorary Chair of the 1999 4-H fund raising campaign. Fairgoers can bring non-perishable items to the tent and purchase tickets while there.

"The 4-H food drive is an important annual effort that makes a distinct difference for a number of Illinois families," Mrs. Ryan said. "I encourage everyone who comes to the State Fair to bring non-perishable food to donate to the 4-H effort," she added.

Mrs. Ryan said $5 tickets would be sold during the Illinois State Fair at the 4-H tent, on the south lawn of the Emerson Building, adjacent to the First Lady's tent. The John Deere mower will be on display outside of the tent throughout the fair.

"Over the past three years, 4-H members have shown that they can indeed make a difference by collecting more than 15 tons of food," Hampton explained. "Thanks to the generosity of John Deere, 4-H members will be able to put more food on the tables of families in need."

The drawing for the lawn tractor will be held on the final day of the Illinois State Fair, Sunday, Aug. 22. All proceeds from the raffle will be used to purchase food for the 4-H food drive.


###

News Categories

 State/All
 Governor's Office
 Lt. Governor's Office
 Agriculture
 Budget/Fiscal
 Business
 Children/Families
 Culture
 Disabilities
 Economic Development
 Education
 Environment
 Flag Honors
 Health/Human Services
 History
 Infrastructure
 Opportunity Returns
 Recovery
 Safety/Security
 Technology
 Tourism/Recreation
 Transportation
 Workforce/Jobs

News Resources

 Search the News
 IIS Radio News
 RSS News Feeds
 e-News Subscriptions
 Communications Office
 Privacy Statement

Features

Sign up for an e-news subscription
Copyright © 2014 State of Illinois Site Map | Illinois Privacy Info | Kids Privacy | Web Accessibility | Contact Us