Commissioner Court declares Oct. 1-7 National 4-H Week in Cass County

The courtroom was standing room only when Cass County Commissioners Court declared a proclamation naming Oct. 1-7 National 4-H week in Cass County. 
Representatives from almost every 4-H in the county were at the session on Tuesday, Sept. 26.
Agri-life extension agent Michelle Valentin spoke about the clubs during the court session. 
“I wanted to tell you a little bit about National 4-H week and what the kids plan on doing – they will do a variety of different projects through it, they will end it on Oct. 7 with one day 4-H which is a national day of community service the different clubs get to decide what they would like to do as community service,” said Valentin. 
“There are well over 60 kids enrolled plus and also adult leaders, they are enrolled in a big variety of projects,” said Valentin. 
Several of the 4-H members from different clubs spoke about their activities and projects. 
“This year we started a forestry team and we went to district which is Marion-Cass Soil and Conservation and we went to state and southern regional competition, at district we placed second, at state we placed third and at region we placed second,” said President of the Champion 4-H Club Allie Stanford. 
“For our community service projects we are going to clean up Crow-Heath ballpark which we use for our forestry competition, also on Oct. 27 we are going to the Atlanta McDonalds to raise money for the Ronald McDonald houses which help children and parents can stay while they receive treatment at St. Jude Hospital,” said Stanford. 
“Good morning thank you for giving us the opportunity for us to talk about 4-H my name is Makenzie Baker I am a seventh grader attending Linden-Kildare junior high, this will be my second year in 4-H, today I am representing Helping-Hands which is the newest club in 4-H, the main project we chose for this year is community service, food and nutrition, photography, theater arts, fishing, robotics, leadership and consumer global education,” said Baker. 
“I have been member of 4-H for seven years I am president of our 4-H Club, our club continues to grow in members and projects each year, I am involved in natural resources which mainly consist of forestry, wildlife and recreation management, sport fishing, archery and a whole lot of other things, my favorite project is forestry, I want to sincerely thank you for your support of 4-H,” said President of Hope 4-H Joshua Whatley. 
“My main 4-H project is beef cattle, this past 4-H year I traveled to the Fort Worth livestock show where I placed second in my class, also to the San Antonio livestock show where I was reserve division champion and to the Houston livestock show where I won champion senior heifer, this past April I had the opportunity to travel the Han City, Florida with the International Brangus Breeders Associtation,” said Lauren Burton.
There were many other 4-H members who spoke at the court session. 
There are a total of nine 4-H clubs in Cass County which are; Booker T. Washington 4-H Club, Classic Community 4-H Club, Helping Hands 4-H Club, Champion 4-H Club, Hope 4-H Club, Hughes Springs Heroes 4-Heath After School Spin 4-H Club, Lodi Community Afterschool 4-H Club, Cass 4-H Sharp Shooters Archery Club and Cass 4-H Shooting Sports Club. 

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