Hays County 4-H Shares Achievements with Commissioners Court
Hays County Courthouse, San Marcos, TX – The Hays County Commissioners Court was recently treated to an annual update on 4-H achievements in Hays County. Texas AgriLife Extension Agents Laura Petty and Richard Parrish told the Court that in the past year they’ve reached 2,676 youth through club and school enrichment activities with the help of more than 500 adult and youth volunteers.
The agents were assisted this summer by Alexis Skaggs, an intern from Western Kentucky University, who started working with 4-H right after the Memorial Weekend flood and helped guide volunteer activities including cleanup and delivery of items to flood and storm survivors.
Petty pointed out that while many people think of 4-Hers as only being involved in livestock showing, the activities available run the gamut from learning public speaking and photography skills to nutrition, fashion, record book-keeping, volunteering and personal safety – a variety of important life skills.
4-Hers in the audience included 4-H Star Award winner Kyle Herron and Silver Star Award winner Joseph Niño as well as a number of other members who were recognized at the 4-H Annual Banquet and Talent Show in August.
For more information about 4-H in Hays County visit http://hays.agrilife.org.
Left to right, Hays County Judge Bert Cobb, M.D., Precinct 1 Commissioner Debbie Gonzales Ingalsbe,4-Hers Joseph Niño, Kyle Herron and Rebekah McDaniel, Precinct 2 Commissioner Mark Jones, 4-Her Konleigh Eben, intern Alexis Skaggs, Extension Agents Laura Petty and Richard Parrish, Precinct 3 Commissioner Will Conley and Precinct 4 Commissioner Ray Whisenant.