Youth of 4-H recognized with proclamation
Patti Sells | News-Telegram Feature Editor

National 4-H Week in Hopkins County got underway this morning with the reading of a public proclamation by Judge Cletis Millsap. (L-R) Madison and Tanner Ramirez help Elizabeth McDonald attach the 4-H flag beneath the Texas and American flags outside the County Courthouse Monday morning.
Staff Photo By Patti Sells

Oct. 3, 2005 - A resolution proclaiming the week of Oct. 3-8, as National 4-H Week in Hopkins County was read by Judge Cletis Millsap this morning before a small crowd gathered outside the Hopkins County Courthouse.

�The 4-H Club is one of the best youth programs I know of,� said Judge Millsap. �I urge the people of the community to take advantage of the opportunity to become more aware of this special organization which gives youth the chance to learn together, and on their own, and to join us in recognizing this unique partnership between the county and the Texas A&M University Extension Service.�

The 4-H program in Hopkins County currently has 188 active youth members, as well as 45 adult members, making it one of the largest youth development organizations in the county.

4-H is an educational program jointly led by Hopkins County Government and Texas A&M University at College Station and helps youth become self-directing, productive, contributing members of the community.

According to Judge Millsap, its members “learn by doing” through participation in leadership, public speaking, communication, citizenship and other life skill building activities in over 40 project areas. and performance of community service all over Hopkins County.

�They take the best and make them better,� said Judge Millsap. �Hopkins County and its youth always benefit from this wonderful program.�

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