Just as Summer ends and Fall begins (although the temperatures can’t quite make up their mind), so does the old and new 4-H Year! As we wave farewell to the 2015-2016 4-H Year, if you haven’t already, take some time to reflect on the entire year, make some notes and use those to embrace the new year.
Also as we begin the New Year, I challenge the adults to remember what the basics of what 4-H is about. While competing can be fun, the foundation of 4-H is about teaching our youth life skills that they can carry with them for life and help them thrive in today’s society. We want to help them to develop into competent, capable, caring adults. As we move through the year, also keep that on the forefront of your mind in what we are teaching the youth of tomorrow.
National 4-H Week
Congratulations to every club and individual that participated in National 4-H Week one way or another. It was great to see all the clubs that participated in the window decoration contest.
Congratulations to the following clubs: Lily Lake for having the winning window. Towanda Rustlers with their second place window and El Dorado Boosters with their third place window. I want to say Thank You to the 4-H Council for continuing this idea and encouraging the 4-H Clubs to help promote 4-H in downtown businesses!
48 Hours of 4H
I am excited and proud of those who took an active part of the 48 Hours of 4H. Whether it was the weekend event you participated in or capitalized at another time during the month of October, give yourself a round of applause. The 4-H Expo was a big hit for the second year! We had 17 families come to the Expo to learn about 4-H and ask questions. Shout out to everyone that helped make this event so successful! Kudos to Lily Lake to printed the 4-H Expo Flyer and handed out to EVERY GRADE SCHOOL youth in the Augusta School District! One of the things we pledge is our “Hands to Larger Service”, Way to put that pledge to work! Great job 4-H’ers and Ambassadors!