4-H kicks off new year in Shelby County

Officers introduced, awards presented, program leaders got to meet participants

Shelby County 4-H hosts kickoff event on Sunday afternoon

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Shelby County 4-H hosts 2018-2019 kickoff event

Shelby County 4-H kicked off the new project year on Sunday afternoon with the organization's annual 4-H Kickoff, Awards Ceremony and Volunteer Recognition program.

Awarded the “I Dare You” Award for members who have been challenged, meet the challenge and who are involved in community service and show leadership skills were Joshua Clark and Garrett Lewis.

Shelby Johnson was presented the “Friend of 4-H” Award for ongoing support of Shelby County 4-H programs. He has donated produce to the program for nutrition projects and visited with different 4-H groups about the role agriculture plays.

The event was held Aug. 26 at the new Extension gym building at 266 Nacogdoches Street in Center. Extension Agent Lane Dunn estimated the crowd of prospective 4-Hers attending at between 100 and 120.

“The event gave the kids a chance to meet project leaders for the year,” Dunn said.

Officers for the coming year were also introduced, he said.

They include Garrett Saenz, president; Wesley Wages, vice president; Lance Holloway, secretary; Camille Greer, reporter; Laura Ann Scull, activity officer; Fatima Romero, community service officer; Michelle Gomez, recruitment officer; Colton Gutermuth, parliamentarian; and, Gracie Boyd, information technology officer.