Club members embrace community projects


Sometimes in 4-H it is easy to get caught up in the livestock showing aspect, but there is so much more.

During this holiday season many of our clubs wanted to give back to our community.

Community service is a major part of what 4-H strives to do for its surrounding community. 4-H promotes giving back what you learn through servant leadership.

This year several clubs have already participated in community service projects, of which we would like to highlight in order to recognize their efforts.

The Madisonville 4-H Club took decorated pumpkins to a Riverwood Healthcare & Rehabilitation, a local nursing home. Our Clover Sprouts (ages 5-8) volunteered at the Food for Families Drive in Madisonville on Dec. 5, where the kids sorted through canned goods that will ultimately benefit local families in need.

The Madison County Shotgun Club put together goody bags for local law enforcement at its December meeting and our North Zulch 4-H Club also gave back by put together “puppy chow” snacks for the senior citizens lunch at the local community center.

Leslie Lazenby, 4-H Program Assistant, says it best: “Community service is not only a way to lend a helping hand, it’s a way to connect our clubs and mission with the public.”

These contributions to our community are just a small way we can show our appreciation.

4-H is open to anyone with a year-round enrollment period. This means you can start at any time. We are always looking for new members and would love to have you. Even as an adult we can use you. Adult volunteers are the backbone of the service we provide through 4-H.