Dallam County Judge signs proclamation
By Robin Scott
Judge David Field, Dallam County Judge, honored the 4-H Youth Development Program of the Texas AgriLife Extension Service by signing a Proclamation on October 1, 2009. The honor recognized 102 years that 4-H has provided experience-based education to youngsters throughout the Lone Star State.
The Proclamation also noted that the admirable program seeks to provide a learning experience for the “whole child,” including head, heart, hands and health. The program helps young Texans to acquire knowledge, develop life skills, and form attitudes to enable them to become self-directed, productive, and contributing members of society.
4-H has 642,641 urban, suburban, and rural members, ranging in age from eight to 19. Members come from many different diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds and represent a cross-section of the state. Judge Field stated in the Proclamation, “The program undoubtedly could not have achieved the success that it has today were it not for the service of its more than 34,529 volunteers, who have given generously of their time, talents, energies, and resources to the youth of Texas.”
Throughout its proud history, the 4-H program has developed positive role models for countless Texans and through its innovative and inspiring programs, continues to build character and to instill the values that have made Texas strong and great.
At Wednesday’s ceremony were Judge David Field, Jenna Dixon, Maci Haaland, Jamae Mays, Jordan Strawn, Kyra Morgan, Kloey Baca, Hayden Dunham, Taylor Simpson, Samantha Todd, Micah Schneider, Christina Altermott, Faith Beller, Chrissa Beller and Breanna Beller.
The signing of the Proclamation set the tone for the National 4-H Week, October 4th through 11th. For more information about 4-H visit http://texas4-h.tamu.edu or contact Rebekah Cathey, Dallam and Hartley Counties 4-H & Youth, at Texas A&M University AgriLife Extension at 806-244-4434.