WORTHINGTON — First State Bank Southwest has given a $2,000 donation to Nobles County 4-H to help make up for lost revenues with the cancellation of the county fair.
The Nobles County 4-H Food Stand, as well as the annual ribbon auction, both provide significant funding to the youth organization.
Mackenzie Wolf, Nobles County Extension Educator in 4-H Youth Development, said she hopes to use the funds to purchase Edison robots for use among 4-H members and with STEM programming in the schools.
“We have a lot of kids in the third through sixth grade range that are really interested in robotics right now,” Wolf said. The money would be used to purchase robots and Chromebooks, which are used to control the robots.
Wolf said she’d like to create a robotics club in Nobles County, which would be similar to a community 4-H club, except their meetings would include robotics classes and programming.