Local Members Celebrate National 4-H Week
October 10, 2019
The anticipation has been building for National 4-H Week, during which millions of youth, parents, volunteers and alumni across the country will be celebrating everything 4-H. Pottawatomie County 4-H is observing National 4-H Week this year by showcasing the incredible experiences that 4-H offers young people, and will highlight the remarkable 4-H youth in our community who work each day to make a positive impact on those around them.
The theme of this year’s National 4-H Week is Inspire Kids to Do, which highlights how
4-H encourages kids to take part in hands-on learning experiences in areas such as health, science, agriculture and civic engagement. The positive environment provided by 4-H mentors ensures that kids in every county and parish in the country from urban neighborhoods to suburban schoolyards to rural farming communities are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles and are empowered with the skills to lead in life and career.
In celebration of National 4-H Week, members will be participating in several activities throughout the week. Some highlights include: The monthly county 4-H meeting that Monday evening. On Tuesday members delivered appreciation treats to local supporters and donors. Wednesday was 4-H Spirit Day.
Throughout the week, South Rock Creek 4-H members set up a display at BancFirst on Harrison; the display models their new school garden and meeting pavilion. The club received funds for the project through support from the community and several grants, including BancFirst.
“National 4-H Week is a special time of year for our members, and this year I have seen a great embrace of support from the community,” said Katie Miller, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development. “Each year, we kick off a little early by donating a gift basket to the family of the first baby born in October at the St. Anthony Shawnee Hospital to promote our youth organization. We will have several things happening this week, closely followed by our Chilli’s Gives Back Event on Tuesday Oct. 15 and the Tractor Supply Company Paper Clover Campaign that will end on the 20th.”
In Pottawatomie County, 164 youth, and 26 volunteers from the community are involved in 4-H through nine community 4-H clubs and project groups.