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Cherokee County Youth Celebrate National 4-H Week

Monday, October 5, 2009

Mayor Pam Pierce, center, is pictured with members of the Cherokee County 4-H who have gathered around her as she signs a proclamation declaring this week 4-H Week in Cherokee. Pictured, front row, left to right, are: Maggie VandeLune, Abbey VandeLune, Pam Pierce, Malorie VandeLune, Madison Weiland and Trey Bush. Second row, left to right, Taylor VandeLune, Kacie Weiland, Katie Cedar, Emily Wolfman, Rachel Corken, Josie Kindwall and Amanda Callahan. Photo by Mike Leckband
October 4 through Oct. 10 is National 4-H Week, and Cherokee County is celebrating with a Mayoral Proclamation. On Wednesday at 4 p.m. at the Cherokee City Hall, local 4-H youth gathered while Cherokee Mayor Pam Pierce signed an official proclamation making this week National 4-H Week.

During the week long celebration Cherokee County 4-H'ers will be showing their pride by wearing the green 4-H colors every day and long with having art exhibits at the Sanford Museum and well as decorating windows in several area businesses throughout the county. This year's theme is "Meet the Future."

In Cherokee County, more than many 4-H members and several volunteers are involved in 4H.

The fundamental 4-H ideal of practical, "learn by doing" experiences encourage youth to experiment, innovate and think independently. 4-H programs are offered through school-based, after-school and camp settings and within community clubs.

You can join the 4-H community today. To learn how to become a 4-H member or volunteer leader in Cherokee County, contact Brenda Medick, 4-H Youth Advisor, at the Cherokee County Extension Office at 225-6196 or email at kindwall@iastate.edu.

4-H is a community of six million young people across America learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. National 4-H Council is the private sector, non-profit partner of National 4-H Headquarters (USDA). The 106 Land Grant Universities and the Cooperative Extension System through their 3,100 local Extension offices implement the 4-H programs across the country. Learn more about the 4H adventure at www.extension.iastate.edu/4H/.

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