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New 4H club kicks off

September 29, 2021 - 05:00
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  • PCLH4H officers prepare to lead their very first meeting. Courtesy Photo
    PCLH4H officers prepare to lead their very first meeting. Courtesy Photo

Editor’s Note: Linda Williams is the PCLH4H Rabbit Project Leader.

September 14 saw a great turn out to the first official meeting kicking off the new Pipe Creek Lakehills 4-H (PCL4H) club at the Lakehills Community Center, where local families and their children met with the 4-H club and project leaders to begin the start of PCL4H in Bandera County.

The meeting was called to order and ran by the newly elected club officers.

A fun and educational presentation on the importance of hydration was given by Thomas Reyna, County Council Member, and Jessica Faubion, FCS Agent.

Some of our club members even made “smoothies” riding a “smoothie bike!”

The club discussed several projects that are underway.

For those who only associate 4-H with the stock show, our club emphasizes a love of those projects, however, there are many other projects to help 4-H members develop 4-H life skills and sense of community.

Currently, the club has PCLH4H Project Leaders to help teach about veterinary science and rabbits.

We are currently looking for more project leaders based on the interest of the 4-H members.

4-H projects include photography & video, fashion and interior design, food and nutrition, shooting sports, public speaking, citizenship, leadership, entomology, computer science, horticulture, robotics, theater and performing arts, different meat animals for stock shows and much more.

4-H has a strong foundation in supporting our local community, and from the first meeting the students began brainstorming on how our club could “give back” to the community in addition to setting goals for its members, such as volunteering at the recent Cajun Fest in Lakehills last Saturday.

4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. 4-H is about having fun, learning, exploring, and discovering. In 4-H, young people make new friends, develop new skills, become leaders, and help shape their communities.

To learn more about 4HPCL, contact Julie Baker at juliebaker0516@ or call/text 830-352-5138.

The club meets on the second Tuesday of every month at the Lakehills Community Center starting promptly at 6:30 PM.