On Monday, Oct 2nd, thirty local members of the Texas 4-H and Youth Development Program gathered at the courthouse steps to witness the proclamation given by Judge Robert Newsom signaling the start of National 4-H Week which runs from Oct. 2nd through 7th.
4-H is a national organization which helps young people develop life-long knowledge and skills to become engaged citizens. The organization is divided into many different departments or “projects” which include food and nutrition, mechanics and technology, and agriculture.
All 254 counties in Texas have a 4-H program; as Judge Newsom joked, “The difference between this county and the others is that we’re better!”
There are 160 4-H members in Hopkins County. Our local 4-H members have completed a multitude of camps, leadership projects, project shows, and community service; and plan for this Saturday to be a “community service day” to celebrate National 4-H Week. Members will post videos on Facebook to help promote the 4-H organization.
I like the food department a lot,” Lena Reyes, age 9 and in her second year of 4-H.
“You make a lot of memories and friends. It’s very beneficial,” Savannah Allen, age 15.
“…likes helping people…[and] getting to know new people.” Diego Childs, age 10.