BY MELANIE BUCK –
The Polk County 4H annual Mum Fundraiser is currently underway across the county and you won’t want to miss out. Each year, 4H participants take orders for colorful, fresh mums as a fundraiser to help with their many activities throughout the year.
Extension Agent Carla Vaught said the mums come in six colors and cost $20 each. “Our 4H clubs are some of the best in the southwest part of the state and we don’t get any tax dollars so everything is done with donations and fundraisers,” explained Vaught. “This is one of our biggest fundraisers of the year.”
Coming from an Arkansas nursery, Vaught said, “The mums are good quality and are gorgeous; they’re huge mums.” She also said they are hardy enough that if watered through the winter, they will last through next year as well.
The mums will be delivered the first week of October, just in time for fall. Vaught said a few extras will be ordered, but to insure you get the colors you want, pre-ordering is recommended.
The mums can be pre-ordered by contacting a 4H member or by stopping by the Polk County Extension Office located at 211 DeQueen Street in Mena. You can also call 479-394-6018.