CROWN POINT | Twenty-five young people from the Lake County 4-H Tractor Program participated in a hands-on workshop hosted by the Lowell Fire Department.

The 4-H Tractor Project includes a series of workshops on tractor safety and maintenance, parts identification, and driving skills, culminating with the 4-H Tractor Contest in May.

For more information about 4-H programs, contact the Purdue Extension Office at (219)755-3240 or

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