“We have several projects each year with our 4-H clubs and the support of the Boone County Commission has been vital to our success,” said Dell Parsons, vice-president of the Boone County Leader’s Association.
The association presented the commission with a plaque at its May 18 meeting in Madison.
“4-H offers great activities for youth and Robin Bailey has done a great job helping them to grow,” said Boone County Commissioner Mickey Brown.
There are 4-H clubs in Brookview, Sherman, Madison Middle School, Scott and Van.
“It’s for youth age 9 to 21,” Parsons said. “Last year we took over 60 children to camp in Mercer County.”
Parsons said 4-H teaches children about financial management, agriculture, crafts and various other youth activities and educational programs.
Parsons said volunteers are, undeniably, the "heart and soul" of 4-H.
“Without adult volunteers and support from people, like the Boone County Commission, we would not be able to have these programs and activities,” she said.
4-H stands for “Head, Heart, Hands, and Health.”
Today, 4-H has grown into a community of 6 million young people across America learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. 4-H can be found in every county in every state, as well as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and over 80 countries around the world. The 4-H community also includes 3,500 staff, 518,000 volunteers and 60 million alumni.
Other action taken during the May 18 county commission meeting, the commission accepted the resignation of Broddus Lorrison from the Boone County Public Service District (PSD) Board of Directors as of May 15.
Lorrison said in his resignation letter to the commission that since turning 74-years-old he wanted to scale back on some of his activities, but it was his pleasure to serve on the board.
A replacement was not named.
The county also hired three part-time workers. Brent Vance and Stephen Price in the maintenance department and Erik Hall in the recycling department.
The next commission meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 25, at 5 p.m. at the courthouse annex in Madison.