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The fall 2011 4-H Paper Clover Campaign, part of National 4-H Week, runs through Sunday, Oct. 2, at the Jesup Tractor Supply store. Customers can support 4-H by purchasing paper clovers for $1 at the checkout counter.
All funds raised will support 4-H clubs and youth development program activities in Long and Wayne counties. For more information, go to www.tractorsupply.com/4H.
Long County youth are celebrating National 4-H Week on Oct. 2-8.
4-H members will kick off the week Oct. 2 with a national Paper Clover Campaign at the Tractor Supply store in Jesup.
Club members will share their project ideas, assist customers by carrying their bags and provide informational material on the 4-H program.
4-H youth will hold an open house from 3-8 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Long County 4-H office to celebrate National 4-H Week and showcase their achievements from the past year.
The open house will give residents a chance to stop by and meet some of the area’s future leaders. Everyone who stops by will receive a four-leaf clover.
Club members will visit classrooms throughout the week to discuss their experiences and provide information on how to become involved in the organization.
The club will conclude its celebration Oct. 8 at the 30th annual Long County Wildlife Festival.
Members of 4-H will share some camp songs during the day. There also will be a contest for participants to guess the number of green jelly beans in a jar. The winner will receive a $10 gift card from Walmart and the jar of jelly beans.
The club also will work at two booths during the event. One booth will offer an archery shoot — three arrows for $1. Another booth will offer a cake walk, selling cookbooks, meat sticks and reading books.
“4-H has given me all kinds of memories and given me a chance to meet so many new people and also help me to become a leader in my club and community,” Long County member Tori Cooper said.
Recent findings from Tufts University’s 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development indicate that young people in 4-H are three times more likely to contribute to their communities than children who don’t participate in 4-H.
In Long County, more than 1,000 members and 30 volunteers are involved in 4 H.
For more information, call County Extension 4-H Leader Lisa Overbey at 912-545-9549 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.