Bench Up The Fairgrounds

Each Leadership Development Academy of Rock County participant works with a small group of their fellow class members to plan and execute a collaborative project that addresses a community need. These projects and their results are presented each May and serve as the program's capstone experience.

Bench Up The Fairgrounds

In October, 2015, 4-PACK recognized the need of COMFORT on the Rock County 4-H Fairgrounds as being in demand. As the oldest 4-H fair in the United States, the Rock County 4-H fair in Janesville, WI, has plenty to offer each and every visitor. From the numerous animals, to the carnival and every unique exhibit in between, the Rock County 4-H fair allows visitors one special week a year to experience the many projects and learn about the county’s youth. 4-PACK contacted the Rock County 4-H Fairgrounds Board in November 2015 and presented LDA 4-Pack project bench plans with a commitment to build 10 completed benches and donate them to the fairgrounds. The Board approved 4-PACK’s plan in December 2015. The project is in full motion with delivery of the benches to the Rock County 4-H Fairgrounds tentatively slated for June 2016.

Team details

Team name

Team 4-PACK

Year completed

Team members & employers

Garry Krause, Blackhawk Technical College
Brian Schweigl, City of Janesville
Nick Hamilton, Summit Machine Works
Deb Curtis, Johnson Bank