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Give applause to county 4-H clubs

This week honors two special groups of heroes in Lawrence County – 4-H club members and the volunteers who have made those clubs what they are today.

Wednesday, October 04, 2000

This week honors two special groups of heroes in Lawrence County – 4-H club members and the volunteers who have made those clubs what they are today.

National 4-H Week is celebrated all across the nation. It’s not uncommon this week, then, to see the familiar clovers on signs or pamphlets, their four corners symbolizing the organization’s philosophy of learning by doing.

It’s also not uncommon to see volunteers leading their members in projects, helping them understand the importance of community service or just lending a hand with club members’ studies.

We all should be proud of their accomplishments because 4-H teaches young adults necessary skills of life. It generates compassion. It builds teamwork. It’s the foundation of counties like Lawrence.

So, this week, when you see a 4-Her, or a volunteer, give them some applause. Or, better yet, help them out. Clubs are always needing new volunteers.

Lawrence County’s 4-H program is also seeking donations for its campground.

That’s a good way to give them a pat on their backs.

For more information, contact the 4-H Extension office at 533-4322.