Strictly Business

Walla Walla’s new Tractor Supply Co. is poised to introduce its annual Paper Clover event to the community.

The Tennessee-based retailer that recently opened its doors at 1425 W. Rose St. partners with the National 4-H Council for a semiannual fundraising campaign that provides scholarship funds for 4-H youth.

Starting Wednesday and running through Oct. 14, customers can purchase a paper clover — the emblem of 4-H — for a donation during checkout at the store or through online purchases.

The funds raised in Washington stores will be used on scholarships for camps and leadership conferences, where participants learn everything from animal care and woodworking to networking and civic responsibility, the announcement said.

Since the campaign began in 2010, it has generated more than $14 million in essential funding. An event last spring raised more than $956,000, used among more than 14,000 students.

Since its start in 2010, the partnership between Tractor Supply and 4-H has generated more than $14 million in essential funding. This past spring’s initiative raised more than $956,000 alone, impacting more than 14,000 students, according to the announcement.

Washington’s 4-H clubs are encouraged to contact a Tractor Supply store to participate.

Vicki Hillhouse can be reached at 509-526-8321, or on Twitter at

Vicki covers business and economic development, including tourism, the Port of Walla Walla and the Strictly Business column, as well as features. She has been reporting for the Union-Bulletin since late 2001.

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