Hays County Commissioners Court Proclaims 4-H
Hays County Courthouse, San Marcos, TX – The Hays County Commissioners Court proclaimed the week of October 2-8 as National 4-H Week in Hays County to honor the Youth Development Program, which has existed in Texas for 108 years to provide innovate, experience-based learning for young people.
Texas AgriLife Extension Agent Jason Mangold thanked the Court for its support of all types of 4-H programs and noted that there are more than 500 4-H participants in Hays County helped by nearly 300 adult volunteers.
Area 4-H youth leaders joined Mangold in thanking the Court, describing how 4-H has impacted their lives and helped them grow through its varied programs. Each year, 4-H clubs nationwide select a charity to assist, and this year members are collecting school supplies for victims of the Louisiana flooding.
According to the proclamation, more than 600,000 young people nationwide participate in one or more 4-H programs, which seek to educate the “whole child, including head, heart, hands and health.”
Left to right, County Judge Bert Cobb, M.D., Precinct 1 Commissioner Debbie Gonzales Ingalsbe, AgriLife Extension Agent Jason Mangold, parent Becky Hawkins, 4-H member Makenna Hawkins, Precinct 2 Commissioner Mark Jones, 4-H members Carleigh Funk and Kyle Herron, Precinct 3 Commissioner Will Conley and Precinct 4 Commissioner Ray Whisenant, celebrate 4-H Week and its innovate, learning-based programs for youth.