Hopkins County 4-H Members Garner More Awards
When it comes to our Hopkins County 4-H members, I'm just like a proud mother! Many people are not aware that the 4-H & Youth Development program falls under the umbrella of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension. Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS), Ag & Natural Resources, Community Development, and 4-H are the four components that make up the Extension service.
Hopkins County currently has four 4-H clubs - Dike, Miller Grove, Paws (Sulphur Springs 3rd & 4th grade campus), and Stars of Texas. These clubs meet once a month, and members have the opportunity to participate in numerous county-wide projects and events throughout the year.
The 4-H Foods & Nutrition project has the most participation of any 4-H project, not only on the local level, but also statewide. On the county level, project members participated in workshop to prepare desserts for the annual 4-H Achievement Banquet. They also participated in a Muffin Workshop which included a community service component. The muffins were delivered to nursing staff at Carriage House Manor. Foods project members are also encouraged to be involved in their homes and 4-H clubs to increase their project activities.
Recently, five Hopkins County foods project members competed at the District 4-H Food Show, held at Texas A&M-Commerce. The theme was "Healthy Holidays", and recipes were required to reflect the theme. Hopkins County 4-H'ers did very well!
Here are the results:
Congratulations to each of these 4-H'ers! If you followed the Junior Market Show, you saw numerous 4-H'ers exhibiting their animal projects - well done 4-H'ers! Hopkins County also had several entries in the District 4-H Photography contest, but results will not be released until mid-March. The 4-H Clothing project is well underway, and several opportunities are being offered this spring. The 4-H Horse project and Shooting Sports projects are progressing nicely, and the Robotics group is having a great time and learning a lot! And of course, Multi-county 4-H camp is one of the highlights of the year! Information is now available for this fun summer camp.
4-H is a great organization for youth! Through 4-H, youth develop leadership and life skills that will carry them throughout life. For more information on the Hopkins county 4-H program, contact our office.
Every one of us needs to put our own unique spin on things. Do so boldly and with great joy - Loretta LaRoche
Johanna Hicks, B.S., M.Ed.
Extension Family & Consumer Sciences Agent
1200-B W. Houston
P.O. Box 518
Sulphur Springs, TX 75483
903-885-3443 - phone
903-439-4909 - fax