The Cat in the Hat promotes 4-H to BIS students

(Editor’s Note: In honor of Oct. 2-8 being National 4-H Week, the Hutchinson County 4-H will be running a series of articles throughout this week’s editions of the Borger News-Herald.)County Extension agents Kristy Synatschk and Sandra Duke brought a special friend to the Borger Intermediate school on Tuesday, October 4th, to share a message about 4-H. More than 200 5th graders got to go on a virtual journey as Duke read a special 4-H version of the classic Dr. Seuss book “Oh, the Places You’ll Go”. Youth discovered that 4-H has many projects of interest to young people today including consumer decision making, cooking, companion animals, livestock, gardening, shooting sports, and photography to name only a few. Youth were encouraged to find out more about 4-H by talking to their friends who are 4-H members and reading material that was provided at the program. “Youth get very excited about 4-H,” Synatschk said, “but sometimes parents aren’t sure what it is all about and how 4-H can benefit theirkids”. The agents will be hosting an informational meeting for parents who are either new to 4-H or who have youth interested in getting involved. The meeting will be on Monday, October 24th at the Monsanto room in the Ag building at Frank Phillips College. “4-H is a family affair” Duke told the youngsters and the majority of hands reached skyward as she asked, “how many of you like to do things with yourfamilies?” 4-H combines things that kids like to do, such as competing and having fun with learning life skills from preparing healthy meals and snacks to making sound decisions about purchases of food, clothing, livestock and feed, or guns and ammunition. 4-H is open to all youth without discrimination for more information contact either Duke or Synatschk at 878-4026.