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Rural Youth/Young Adult Reunion Sept. 24
Updated September 1, 2016 7:19 AM
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(FRANKLIN) - Former members of the Rural Youth/Young Adult program are invited to the group's biennial reunion, which will be September 24 beginning at 1 p.m. at the Johnson County Fairgrounds in Franklin.

The Rural Youth/Young Adult program was in existence from 1938-1989. Members included people ages 17-30 years of age. The program had three broad aims: education, recreation, and community service. The peak of statewide membership was in the mid to late 1950's with approximately 5,000 members. At one time or the other there was a Rural Youth Club in each county, though not all at the same time.

This year's theme is "Celebrating Indiana." Throughout the day, small excerpts will be read about the Indiana Bicentennial as it relates to past Rural Youth activities.

Registration for the event begins at 1 p.m. followed by the program at 2 p.m. and dinner at 5 p.m. No reservations are needed.

This year's speaker will be Dr. Stanley Poe, former director of the education department at Indiana Farm Bureau.

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