On Friday, March 29th fourth and fifth grade students at Owsley County Elementary experienced concepts in budgeting and economics. The 4-H Dollars and Sense Program was held at the school. This program is a spin-off of the popular 4-H Reality Store. Goals for the students was to realize several different things: proper budgeting is not always an easy task, there is a difference between needed items and desired items, wise financial choices make it easier to stay within their budget and what they have to show for the amount of money they spend.
Students received an allowance of $200 for a given month and then had the opportunity to spend that allowance at booths provided. Booths they visited included Bank, Pet Store, Health and Grooming, Toy Store, Fast Food, Department Store, Contributions, Transportation, Entertainment, Candy Store, Chance, Bedroom Décor, Veterinarian and Pet Store. In addition to receiving an allowance, most students had the responsibility of taking care of one or more pets.
A special thank you to the following volunteers that helped us on this day; Brenda Spence, Sherry Callahan, Karisha Hayton, Joyce Osborne, Vonda Marshall, Angie Marshall & Marquisa Little with Farmers State Bank, Susan Kincaid, Lesa Marcum with the Owsley County Public Library, Keaton Marcum, Chandler Peters, Travis Smith, Jennifer Dye, Paul Sizemore, Tammy Davidson, Sherry Becknell, and Tracey Turner. Programs such as this can’t go on without wonderful volunteers. We appreciate each of you helping us out and giving our students a valuable experience.
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