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Letter: 4-H made memorable with help of behind the scenes volunteers

I felt it necessary to write concerning all of the amazing volunteers of 4-H at the county fair this weekend. For those who walked through the barns full of various animals, those leaders, exhibitors and their families work most of the year to prepare for this weekend, Sept. 1-5.

4-H is an amazing thing to be a part of. It is a club for youth devoted mostly to caring for and raising of livestock such as horses, cows, pigs, rabbits and chickens. We exhibit our animals at shows. This helps prepare for a career in animal husbandry related fields. The four H’s stand for head, heart hands and health. Even if a 4-H participant might not use this experience for a career later on, the exposure to learning about the process of caring for animals, learning leadership skills, citizenship, compassion, life skills and much more is life-long. Our 4-H pledge is:

I pledge my head to clearer thinking,

My heart to greater loyalty,

My hands to larger service,

and my health to better living for my club, my community, my country, and my world.

It is not my place to publicly thank all that work so hard through the year and especially this weekend, however, I wished to say that this weekend was not possible without the people who truly work behind the 4-H exhibitors who are too numerous to mention individually. They spend their time doing paperwork, answering questions, preparing, organizing and executing every aspect of the weekend. The supporters of 4-H in our community and those that traveled to show their support at auction time are truly generous. Your participation has impacted our lives and we will always remember you for supporting us.

I am grateful and appreciate all of you. Thank you.

Blake Bowdon Williams resident

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