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4-H youth to participate in community service day


Texas 4-H members across Clay County will be working to make a difference through the organization’s “One Day 4-H”, a day of community service, Saturday, Oct. 8. And, they are asking for your help.

One Day 4-H concludes National 4-H Week which began Oct. 2.  One Day 4-H is one day for all the 4-H members, parents, leaders and volunteers to step out into their communities and county and say “thank you”. The day is a way to give back for more than 103 years of support to 4-H in Texas. This day of community service is whatever each 4-H member, club, or county 4-H program wants it to be.  In 2010, more than 11,000 youth and adults participated in this great event.

The following Clay County 4-H clubs will be doing community service projects on Saturday and would appreciate your support:

  • 4-H Horse Club is doing Operation Supply Drop to benefit the Henrietta Volunteer Fire Department.  They are collecting supplies (i.e. cases of water, Gatorade, lip balm, non-perishable high protein snacks).  The Henrietta VFD’s fundraiser is on Saturday, Oct. 8 beginning at 11 a.m. and ending with a street dance around midnight.  They will have events going on throughout the day at the fire department grounds on Hwy. 148 North.  The 4-H group will man a booth during the event, collecting supplies and/or money as a community service project.  Anyone that wants to donate supplies can either drop them off at the Extension Office prior to Saturday, Oct. 8 or find their booth at the event.  The project coordinators are Shell and Cassie Pickett.
  • Henrietta 4-H Club will be cleaning the Clay County Historical Jail and  Museum on Saturday, Oct. 8 beginning at 9 a.m.  Those interested in helping the Henrietta club, be at the museum by 9 a.m.  The project coordinators are Nala Chambers and Michelle Woffard.
  • Vashti 4-H Club will be helping to clean up the Vashti community on Saturday, Oct. 8 beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Vashti Community Center.  Main duties will include some landscaping and picking up trash. The project coordinator is Beth Moore.

Those interested in helping, contact the extension office at (940) 538-5042.


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