In 4-H, one of the requirements for the fair is that the clubs do community service projects. Each club tries to do several projects throughout the year. Community service projects help the kids learn responsibility and how to be helpful to others.
There are a big variety of projects that the clubs can do. The different clubs have done things like cleaning up the cemetery in Mancos, helping at the Dolores River Fest, donating food to the animal shelter, giving to Toys for Tots, taking baby stuff to Heart to Heart, helping with food or blood drives, supporting Pink Day at the fair, adopting a road, and many other things as well. Last year 98 community service projects took place in Montezuma County.
With my club, I have done community service projects every year I have been in 4-H. Every time we did a project, whoever we were helping, whether it was an individual or a business, was very thankful for whatever had been done for them. After every one of the community service projects I was very happy because I had helped someone and it makes you feel good to know that you can do that. Even if I were not in 4-H anymore, I would try to continue doing community service.
Community service also looks good on college and scholarship applications. It is helpful for the college staff to know you are a well-rounded student.
If you know of a good community service project, please feel free to call the Extension Office at 565-3123 and let them know. Cheryl, Tonya, or Tom will inform the clubs and each project will be considered. We would appreciate any ideas.
Thank you to everyone who supported 4-H by going to the Enchilada Dinner and Dessert Auction. All the funds raised will help with this years concert and next years as well.
Here are the highlights of Marchs County Council meeting: It was voted on and approved that there would be one $500 scholarship in Jan Sennhenns name that only kids in Family and Consumers Science projects will be able to apply for. The reason for this stipulation is that there are several other scholarships available to members in animal projects that are not available to members in the other projects. This years Citizen Washington Focus county representative will be Rena Conklin.
The next County Council meeting will be at 7 p.m. Monday, April 11, in the County Annex.