Delta County 4-H’ers donate portion of their fair earnings to assist local community charities
Two brothers from Delta County 4-H took the nationwide 4-H Revolution of Responsibility campaign seriously, when they donated a portion of their fair earnings to give local community charities a boost.
Two brothers from Delta County 4-H’s County Line 4-H Beef Club took the nationwide 4-H Revolution of Responsibility campaign seriously. Dayton and Denham Miron, aged 10 and 14 respectively (pictured below), donated a portion of their earnings from the steers they sold at the 2012 Upper Peninsula State Fair’s Junior Market Livestock Sale to local community charities.
While at a livestock show, the Miron brothers received a complimentary copy of a magazine that contained an article about Cody Huwa, who made a large donation a year ago, following the announcement that his steer was named grand champion at the Colorado State Fair. Huwa’s sister has Down syndrome and according to Denham, when the young man’s steer won grand champion, “he donated $10,000 to help all the members of his sister’s special needs cheer team attend nationals.”
Reading this inspired Denham and Dayton and they made a pact that if their steers ever won grand champion, they would do the same. When Dayton’s steer was named Junior Class Grand Champion at this year’s fair, the brothers followed through on their promise.
They selected the following four charities to which they donated $500 each:
- Delta County Animal Shelter
- Gladstone St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry
- National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF)’s Wheelin’ Sportmen program
- Wounded Warriors Project
The Michigan Revolution of Responsibility is 4-H's campaign to highlight how youth statewide are engaged in identifying community challenges, taking action to overcome obstacles and solving the problem. The aim is to create a culture-changing revolution nationwide by building strong, positive communities.