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Delta County celebrates National 4-H Week

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Photo by Hank Lohmeyer Delta County 4-H Council officers visited the county commissioners on Monday. Shown at front from left are Charlie Perkins, vice president, and county commissioners Doug Atchley and Don Suppes. Back row from left are Ellison Black,

For the 75th consecutive year, millions of youth, parents, volunteers and alumni across the country will be celebrating National 4-H Week during the first full week of October. Delta County 4-H will leverage National 4-H Week this year by showcasing the incredible experiences that 4-H offers young people, and will highlight the remarkable 4-H youth in our community who work each day to make a positive impact on those around them.

"I am very proud of the Delta County 4-H program and our members, leaders and parents. Our 4-H members contribute countless hours of community service and in doing so develop both leadership and citizenship skills," said Jackie Shea, Delta County 4-H agent. "From highway clean-up to volunteering at the local nursing homes our 4-H members give back to the community on many levels."

In Delta County, more than 225 4-H youth and 70 volunteers from the community are involved in 4-H.

4-H alumni around the country are always the first to acknowledge the significant positive impact 4-H had on them as young people; the opportunities and experiences that 4-H provides youth empowers them to become true leaders. In fact, research has shown that young people in 4-H are almost four times as likely to contribute to their communities, and are twice as likely to engage in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs in their free time.

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