School supply drive is this year’s 4-H community service project

Each year, South Dakota 4-H hosts an annual statewide community service project, enabling youth and families to give back to those in need locally, stately, nationally or internationally.

State 4-H Ambassadors on the Teen Leadership Conference Committee select several ideas for community service projects, which are presented to attendees of the annual Teen Leadership Conference. At the end of the week, participating teens vote for their most loved project to take place in the following 4-H year.

This process allows young people to have their say when selecting the subject of the project. The project topic that was chosen by the teens attending the Teen Leadership Conference is Supplies for Success: A Collection of School Supplies. This project allows individuals in South Dakota to donate school supplies locally to distribute to youth in the community for the 2022-23 school year. Codington County 4-H Youth will be collecting school supplies through August 1 and distributing them throughout Codington County.

Farm Show is next week

Well, the time has come for the 2022 Watertown Winter Farm Show, taking place February 9-12. It’s so fun to reconnect with so many wonderful volunteers who help Codington County 4-H at our lunch counters during the week. The Farm Show is like a big reunion for many friends and family. We hope you can come to the Codington County Extension Complex and have a meal with us and experience the Farm Show. The Farm Show is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with educational programs every day.

Northeast 4-H Calf Show

The Northeast 4-H Calf Show takes place February 12 during the Watertown Winter Farm Show at 2 p.m. This show is open to 4-H members registered with the Beef Project in Brookings, Clark, Codington, Day, Deuel, Grant, Hamlin, Spink, Kingsbury, Marshall and Roberts counties.

Character matters! Quote: “For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Events to come

All 4-H club news for this column must be submitted to the extension office by Monday.

Jodi Loehrer is the Codington County 4-H Youth Program Advisor.

This article originally appeared on Watertown Public Opinion: 2022 4-H School Supply Drive is a Community Service Project

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