It’s National 4-H Week

To the editor:

It’s time to celebrate National 4-H Week again (Oct. 6-12). 4-H is an organization for kids in grades four through 12. In 4-H, kids are able to participate in various project areas such as clothing, aerospace, livestock, cooking, woodworking and many other activities. During the summer, 4-H participants can create a project and have it judged and displayed at the Webster County Fair. 4-H’ers also get the chance to be involved in helping their communities through service projects.

The Douglas Dreamers have helped bake over 700 rolls for The Salvation Army’s Thanksgiving dinner, rang bells at Christmas for The Salvation Army, collected and helped distribute school supplies for needy families during the Back to School Bash in August and visited Friendship Haven residents during the spring and winter.

4-H’ers learn to be fair, trustworthy and team players as they are working together. It offers many opportunities for public speaking. 4-H youth have many chances to learn communication skills within their clubs, as well as by participating in the county and state fairs. Overall, 4-H is a great way to help kids make new friends, build character and learn lifelong skills while having fun.

Sydnee Waggoner

Co-president, Douglas Dreamers 4-H Club