Liberty County 4-H organizers want to make sure students are aware of the opportunities available to them through the program.
“Since I started working here, I have talked to a lot of people who say, ‘I didn’t know we had 4-H here,’ and also a lot of people who have no clue what 4-H is,” said Gypsy James, Liberty County 4-H program assistant. “I want people to know that we do exist and are very interested in serving our students.”
Currently, 4-H is active in five of the area’s eight elementary schools. Members make monthly classroom visits to schools, including First Presbyterian Christian Academy. Three after-school clubs are established: the Cloverleaf Club is for fifth-graders who don’t have 4-H in their schools and all sixth-graders; the Junior Crew is for seventh- and eighth-graders; and the senior club, Sigma Lambda Chi, is for high school students. The Cloverleaf Club and Junior Crew meet once a month and the seniors meet twice a month.
The Liberty County 4-H seniors meet from 6:30-8 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. The Junior Crew meets from 3:45-5 p.m. the first Thursday of each month, starting Sept. 1. The Cloverleaf Club meets from 3:45-5 p.m. the second Thursday of each month, starting Sept. 8. All meetings are in the Liberty County Cooperative Extension Office, 100 Liberty St., across from the Hinesville Fire Department.
The program features a horse club and sewing club, and organizers said they soon will introduce a target sports club, in which participants will practice safely firing shotguns, BB guns and archery.
For more information on joining the Liberty County 4-H Club or to volunteer, call James at 876-2133.