Contact: Mary Dinsmore, Pine Tree State 4-H Foundation, P (207) 581-3327, F (207) 581-1387
ORONO, Me. –Staff members of University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s 4-H youth development program were excited to learn that their program will receive proceeds from ticket sales for the new movie, “Charlotte’s Web.” Paramount Pictures and Walden Media have agreed to donate one dollar of every ticket sale to the purchaser’s state 4-H program, provided that the tickets are purchased through the national 4-H website at www.fourhcouncil.edu.
“Charlotte’s Web,” based on the beloved children’s book by E.B. White, features a young 4-H member who lives on a Maine farm. The movie displays the 4-H clover several times, and embodies the 4-H values of dedication, friendship, and loyalty.
“We are very excited about this partnership,” says Fred Schlutt, executive director of the Pine Tree State 4-H Foundation and UMaine Extension’s resource development officer. “This is a great opportunity to see a classic tale brought to life on the movie screen while supporting a worthy program. It is also great advertising for 4-H, as Fern’s hard work and dedication to Wilbur shows exactly the type of qualities we promote in 4-H. Whether they are raising a pig, designing a website, or participating in community service, 4-H’ers always give their best effort.”
4-H is University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s youth development program. The Pine Tree State 4_H Foundation is a nonprofit 501c(3) organization that provides financial and organizational support to 4-H clubs throughout Maine. For more information visit www.umext.maine.edu.