Ohio 4-H Week

Ohio 4-H Week

by Brittany Harris on March 7, 2011 at 6:15 am

An area club is being recognized by the Muskingum County Commissioners.

The commissioners have declared March 6th-12th as Ohio 4-H week. They believe the program has contributed to the growth and development of the state’s youth.

"We’re just very blessed in this county to have that kind of support, they support us in a lot of different ways and without them we wouldn’t be able to function," said Extension Educator Vicky Reed.

All week long area members will be celebrating with a variety of activities. As an adviser and previous member of 4-H, Commissioner Jim Porter believes this club is beneficial for the youth.

"What it teaches them, business skills, leadership skills, the youth is our future. I strongly believe in what 4H teaches our youth," said Porter.

4-H has around 1,800 members in Muskingum County. The club is currently accepting new applicants through April 1st.