We went on a farm tour and learned about showing cows, sheep, goats, chickens, etc. We got to brush cows:
We learned about showsticks!
We learned how to show animals and how to be safe around big animals. We also got to see ducks and different types of chickens. All of the kids learned how to brace goats. We also got to pet all the animals.
Clover Kids include: (seated, left to right) Eli, Andrew, Noah, Anna, Annabelle, Laura Ashley, (standing, left to right) Peter, Jacob, and Christopher Henderson County 4-H Clover Kids took part in the National 4-H One Day Make A Difference Day by giving to the Henderson County Humane Society in Athens on Saturday, October 8. They were given a tour and were allowed to play with the dogs and cats that had already been thru a series of tests to be certain they were safe and kid friendly. Clover Kids and other 4-H kids had taken donations of supplies for the animal shelter, which are really needed.
The kids also learned that they can do extra Community Service by going down and helping out with the animals from bathing to feeding and were ever else the shelter people thinks help may be needed. They said that anyone can volunteer to help out from giving time, donations of supplies or money.
The shelters are having lots of animals turned in and need our help too.
If you want to help the Henderson County Humane Society, contact Norma or Amy at 903-677-7387. They too will be most happy to help answer any questions or accept your help with adoptions.
Henderson County 4-H Clover Kids also had visitors from Cedar Creek 4-H to take part with them: Peter and Jacob, and from Eustace 4-H our Teen Leaders Laura Ashley and Christopher.
They, along with all of all the clubs in Henderson County, also will be selling tickets for the Adult Leaders & Parents Association Waffle Dinner which will go toward the Scholarship Program, Henderson County Calf Scramble and Henderson County Livestock Show Belt Buckles and other events. The Waffle Dinner will be held on November 1st from 5:30 PM to 8 PM. Please help support the youth of our county, remember they will be our future leaders. The waffles will also be delicious and fellowship with old and new friends will be enjoyed by all. Thanks for viewing!
Noah, Keaton, Andrew, Lainey and Laura Ashley,teen leader, all attended the photography clinic at the East Texas Arboretum. 21 4-Her’s from eight different clubs attended the clinic. Kids who attended ranged from Clover kids aged five to eight; to age 17, the turnout was great. The clinic covered good photography techniques, different photography elements, how to properly utilize your camera, and gave the 4-Her’s some new photographing ideas.It also gave all of us a chance to learn how to take pictures for/enter the photography contest. We took pictures and got tips from professional photographers. All the 4-Her's had a great time. 4-H is proudly sponsored by the United Way and Texas AgriLife Extension .
Noah shows his puppy dressed in her tutu. Below, Laura , the 4-H Clover Kids teen leader, helps Annabelle learn to say the 4-H Motto and Pledge while also doing the hula hoop. They all enjoyed this portion and had to take several times to get the hula hoop to stay up and try to learn to learn the motto and pledge. The Henderson County 4-H Clover Kids met and had an interesting time with show and tell and learning the 4- H Motto and Pledge. 4-H Clover Kids also had the pleasure of having the new 4-H AgriLife Extension Agent join in the meeting.
Jackie Cole told them that she is from Cushing and attended TVCC and was on the show team and just graduated from Tarleton State University. She also has been an intern for the AgriLife Extension Office during the summer. Jackie has some great ideas and plans to help our 4-H program off to a new year. So if you see her, take the time and introduce yourself to Jackie Cole, our new 4- H Agent. Show and Tell was really interesting from skulls, to little brothers and toys, to rabbits, insects and little dogs with a tutu skirt.
The 4-H Clover Kids Program is for ages 5-8 years of age. It is an introductory program into the 4-H program. They cannot compete like the older 4-H kids but do take part for the learning experience in the county 4-H program only. Clover Kids have rules to follow just like the older 4-H kids follow.
There is no charge to join 4-H Clover Kids and if you are interested in being a part of this program contact the AgriLife Extension Office at 903-675- 6130. If any adult has an interesting hobby or would like to take part in the 4-H program by being a sponsor or project leader please contact the AgriLife Extension Office and learn more about the program.
The 4-H season is also starting up for the older kids and if interested in taking part there are several clubs just waiting for you to contact them and if you don’t know who to contact and want to know more about 4-H call the AgriLife Extension Office at 903-675-6130 and they will help you in learning more about the 4-H program and what it has to offer. 4-H is proudly sponsored by the United Way Fund. Thanks for viewing!