FARMINGTON -- The Davis 4-H Afterschool Program was presented with a $26,384 check by the Davis County Commission on Tuesday.
The funds, proceeds from the Sept. 8 Davis County Gala, will be used to help students participate in the after-school programs.
Every afternoon, hundreds of Davis County school-age children leave school and either go home to an empty house or engage in unsupervised activities until a parent is there, said Diane Townsend, an event coordinator for the annual gala.
The Davis 4-H Afterschool Program has been organized to help those children find a safe and productive way to spend their after-school time, Townsend said in a news release.
Each year, gala event organizers select a different area group to serve as a recipient for the funds collected and donated to the event by table sponsors, a silent auction and, this year, nine major sponsors.
Those sponsors were Target; Chevron; Lakeview Hospital; Zions Bank; JL Properties; Davis Hospital; Hansen, Allen & Luce; Boyer Hill Military Housing; and Compressor Pump and Service, Inc.