This year’s 4-H Day With the Lady Spartans event was a huge success. On Dec. 5, approximately 4,600 Michigan 4-H’ers and their families from 49 counties packed the Breslin Center helping the Michigan State University Lady Spartans to draw the third-largest crowd in program history with 13,375. The Spartans did not disappoint. MSU’s women’s basketball team beat 17th-ranked Texas 71-57.
4-H’ers from Crawford County led the crowd in reciting the 4-H pledge. Displays set up in the concourse celebrated 4-H in areas such as mentoring; science, engineering and technology; and environmental education, among others. The event was one of the first in the country to launch the new national 4-H campaign, “Revolution of Responsibility.” Posters, tattoos and buttons promoted this movement for positive change.