Bowie County to Join in National 4-H Week Observances
National 4-H Week is coming up in October and the Bowie County Chapter will be getting involved.
This year, as part of National 4-H Week and One Day 4-H, the Texas 4-H Youth Development Program will partner with the Texas A&M Forest Service to help celebrate that agency’s 100th anniversary of protecting the citizens of Texas and the country.
Bowie County 4-H Youth Council and Adult Advisory Board will be planting their Bur Oak Tree at 9:30 a.m. on the 10th at the old Bowie County Courthouse courtyard in New Boston. The public is invited to participate in this event.
National 4-H Week is held so local and county 4-H clubs and groups throughout the U.S. can showcase what they have gained from 4-H membership through their many programs, community activities and events.
This year, National 4-H week will be from Oct. 4-10 and One Day 4-H will take place Oct. 10. “One Day 4-H is a special day set aside each year for 4-H members, parents, leaders and volunteers to step out and provide service to their communities and counties as a means to say thank you for their support of the 4-H program,” said Dr. Chris Boleman, director for Texas 4-H and a member of the National 4-H Council board.
Boleman said for the first time in the seven-year history of One Day 4-H, Texas 4-H will have a “featured service project.”
This year’s One Day 4-H special service project will help celebrate the Texas A&M Forest Service’s centennial anniversary of educating and protecting Texans and others. One Day 4-H will be Oct. 10.
“This year that project is designed to help celebrate the Texas A&M Forest Service’s centennial anniversary,” he said. “For 100 years, the service has been helping protect and save the lives of Texans and others through its many efforts. We hope that we can have at least one 4-H club or group in each county in Texas participate in this 2015 One Day 4-H special service project to make it a historical milestone for both agencies.”