4-Hers attend Commissioners’ Court

Leon Zabava | Pleasanton Express

Pictured with commissioners Lonnie Gillespie, William “Bill” Torans, Judge Bob Hurley, Freddie Ogden and Bill Carroll are 4-H members (l to r) Stayton Hagen, Chloe Nieschwitz, Holden Hagen, Kendall Hagen, Kenley Everett, Caitlyn Nieschwitz, Derek Sharmann, Ethan Ayala, Katerina Ables, Ely Rankin, Taylor Fojtik, Dru Benavides, Food and Consumer Science Agent, Michelle Pfeil, 4-H Assistant.  Behind the members are Dr. Ruben Saldana, District Extension Administrator and Dale Rankin, County Agriculture and Natural Resources. The Atascosa County 4-H members attended the Commissioner’s Court meeting on Monday, August 8 and presented the court with an overview of the club’s highlights from the past year.  This included community services such as the Main Street Outreach Thanksgiving Dinner, Relay for Life Bake Sale, Food drive for CAM, monies raised for Eli’s Fund, 4-H community center cleanup and tree planting and clean up at the Strawberry Festival Grounds.  The 4-Hers also shared various accomplishments and contests they have participated in such as Livestock Shows, record book contests, rifle matches, dog shows and photography to name a few.  There are seven clubs with 278 youth enrolled.  For information on joining 4-H in Atascosa County call the AgriLife Extension office at (830) 569-0034.


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