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Letter: 4-H cut takes money out of local economy

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Recently, I spoke with one of the Washington County commissioners, pointing out that the 4-H program helps to bring more then $200,000 of consumer spending into Woodbury from people who live in other counties.

The money is spent here because these families bring their kids to participate in 4-H and stay to do their household shopping. The commissioner replied that it didn't matter because the county doesn't receive the sales tax from consumer spending.

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