Celebrate National 4-H Week, Oct. 7-13

Greene County residents are invited to help Iowa 4-H celebrate the outstanding impact youth have made throughout the state during National 4-H Week Oct. 7-13.

4-H is active in each of Iowa’s 100 county Extension districts and empowers youth to reach their full potential through many different types of experiences including photography, music, woodworking, sewing, archery, livestock and horticulture. Youth have fun while gaining valuable skills in communication and the arts, citizenship and leadership, science, technology, engineering and math, as well as healthy living and personal life management by being involved in 4-H.

Kayla Willms, Greene County youth & 4-H coordinator will be visiting with the 4th graders at Greene County Elementary and Paton-Churdan about joining 4-H. Clubs will decorate windows at businesses across Greene County.

In honor of the celebration, the clubs are conducting a food drive in support of the local food pantry. All unexpired canned goods or non-perishable food items are appreciated. Some suggested donation items are chili beans, tomatoes, vegetables, beans, crackers and muffin mixes. Anyone in the community is invited to donate and Greene County Extension at 104 W. Washington St in Jefferson will serve as the donation center.

During National 4-H Week it is important to remember the 4-H pledge, which is recited at nearly every 4-H club meeting, and what it teaches. ‘I pledge my Head to clearer thinking, my Heart to greater loyalty, my Hands to larger service and my Health to better living, for my club, my community, my country and my world.’

Persons who want to learn more about how 4-H is empowering young people in our community with skills to lead for a lifetime can visit extension.iastate.edu/4h

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