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National 4-H week celebrated

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Local 4-H members surround Fulton County Judge Charles Willett as he raises the flag and signs the proclamation declaring National 4-H Week to be Oct. 5-11. Photo by Emily McIntosh
National 4-H Week started Oct. 5 and will run through Oct. 11. The theme for this year is "Keeping it Green."

Today, with the world trying to stem its need and dependence on oil, area 4-H clubs are trying to keep the world healthy and green by combining old-world with new-world technologies.

Oct. 6, Fulton County Judge Charles Willett raised the 4-H flag below the U.S. flag at the Fulton County Courthouse. Afterwards, he signed a proclamation declaring Oct. 5-11 National 4-H Week in Fulton County.

The proclamation states:

"Whereas, 4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills; and whereas, 4-H as part of the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension is a program where youth learn together in all kinds of projects, events and activities; and, whereas, 4-H has been helping youth and adults learn, grow and work together for more than 100 years; now, therefore, I, Charles Willett, Fulton County Judge, do hereby proclaim Oct. 5-11, 2008, as National 4-H Week in Fulton County and urge the people of this community to take advantage of the opportunity to become more aware of this special program which gives youth the chance to learn together and on their own as part of Fulton County 4-H and to join us in recognizing the unique partnership between our county and our university system."

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