Atascosa County 4-H presents at Commissioners’ Court Meeting



Atascosa 4-H Council presented its Annual Interpretation at Commissioners’ Court meeting, Monday, August 13. Standing, from left, are County Extension Agent Dale Rankin, Chloe Nieschwitz, Kenley Everett, Montana Aguilar, Stayton Hagen, Holden Hagen, Ely Rankin, Madison Maglievaz, Kendall Hagen, Michelle Pfeil, 4-H Program Assistant. Seated are Comm. Mark Gillespie, Pct. 1; Comm. Bill Torans, Pct. 2; Atascosa County Judge Bob Hurley; Comm. Eliseo Perez, Pct. 3 and Comm. Bill Carroll, Pct. 4. LEON ZABAVA |PLEASANTON EXPRESS

Atascosa 4-H Council presented its Annual Interpretation at Commissioners’ Court meeting, Monday, August 13. Standing, from left, are County Extension Agent Dale Rankin, Chloe Nieschwitz, Kenley Everett, Montana Aguilar, Stayton Hagen, Holden Hagen, Ely Rankin, Madison Maglievaz, Kendall Hagen, Michelle Pfeil, 4-H Program Assistant. Seated are Comm. Mark Gillespie, Pct. 1; Comm. Bill Torans, Pct. 2; Atascosa County Judge Bob Hurley; Comm. Eliseo Perez, Pct. 3 and Comm. Bill Carroll, Pct. 4. LEON ZABAVA |PLEASANTON EXPRESS

The Atascosa County Extension Office 4-H Interpretations for 2018 were presented by the Atascosa 4-H Council members and Dale Rankin. The following was reported:

Overview:

Currently we have eight 4-H Clubs. Our annual budget to operate 4-H in Atascosa County is $15,150.00.

Our annual 4-H Awards Banquet has 192 4-Hers, family members and guests this year.

All of our clubs raised money and supplies to help with counties effected by Hurricane Harvey in 2017. Atascosa County also has a very active 4-H Ambassador Group which promotes the benefits of 4-H to non-member groups. Each July we hold a county wide 4-H Officer training and Manager training. Our 4-H members earned $43,500.00 in 4-H related college scholarships.

Community Service:

Responsible Pet Ownership, A.K.C. education

Texas Farm Bureau Food Drive

Jourdanton Fire Department Santa’s Helpers

Adopt a Highway

4×4 Aim for Kindness fundraiser

Jamie’s Ranch for Special Kids Cleanup

Atascosa Animal Allies fundraiser

Christian Aided Ministries Food Drive

Strawberry Festival

Special Activities:

County Camp II – 3

County Camp III – 13 youths

Ag/Science Day – 4th graders

Accomplishments:

There were many some of the highlights included: State Record book Contest with three qualifying -Ethan Ayala, Kendall Hagen and Chloe Jackson, District Food Show, District Livestock Judging, District Horse Judging, District Rifle Match, State Dog Show, District photography Contest, Atascosa County Livestock Show (Showmanship and Breeding and Market), 12 major Livestock Show Placing Animals and many more.

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