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4-H license plate sales support state's youth
MISSISSIPPI STATE -- Drivers now have a convenient, affordable way to help support youth development and education in Mississippi.
Purchasing a 4-H license plate adds $30 to the regular tag renewal fee, $24 of which goes directly to the Mississippi 4-H Foundation. The remaining $6 goes to the state of Mississippi to cover production costs.
"This is a great way for people to support the state's youth in developing life skills and becoming responsible adults," said Betty Rawlings with Mississippi State University's Extension Service 4-H Youth Development Department.
4-H must pre-sell a total of 200 license plates at a reduced price of $15 before the state will begin producing them. Eighty-six have already been sold, leaving just over 100 available at the reduced price. After those remaining tags are sold, the price will increase to $30 for all future tags sold.
"We think a 4-H license plate is the perfect Christmas gift, and we encourage friends of 4-H to purchase a 4-H tag for every car in your household," Rawlings said.
Mississippi 4-H programs encourage youth to develop positive self-concepts, establish effective interpersonal relationships and learn practical life skills. In addition to camps, special interest programs, project clubs and community clubs, 4-H school enrichment and after-school programs also positively impact Mississippi's youth.
Contact your local county Extension office for more information.