After a hiatus of several months, the 4-H blog is back, bringing you 4-H news on what has happened and information on upcoming events.
Let’s look at some of the great activities 4-H’ers have been involved in these past few months.
Community Service – The following is an edited article written by Maxine of the Ochs 4-H Garden Club:
At County Council on October 30, 2012 the Council decided to help kids in need and help homeless veterans so they would be happy for the holidays. Officers at County Council reported back to the clubs and requested unopened toys and handmade decorations. The club members responded by bringing in toys and making decorations. During the toy drive, the box grew from three teddy bears to a huge overflowing box. Club members and volunteers wrapped the presents and gave them to Miss Jean who delivered them to the members of the GRAYDI Garden 4-H Club. the Ochs Garden 4-H Club, The Mane Event, and Hare Raisin’ Homesteaders, were among the clubs who created decorations, cards, and ornaments. Many thanks to Sandy Paws Veterinary Clinic for their generous donation of a gift card.
Eventually Mr. Matt delivered three large boxes of joyful cheer. In the end, Miss Jean told 4-H members that the kids liked the presents and Mr. Matt brought us back candy and a Christmas card from the veterans.
There is a new 4-H club at Palm Harbor Middle School called the PHMS 4-H Club. This club started late in the year , but has made a lot of progress. They are an environmental education and community service club. They are also partnering with Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center and have been attending events as part of their club work. PHMS 4-H Club has also been upgrading the butterfly garden on campus. They also hosted a PEEP workshop presented by Pinellas Couny Extension.