To the Editor:
Once again this year, the Harrison County 4-H Committee and 4-H Clubs participated in Make A Difference Day. This is a national event held each October that gives opportunities to individuals and organizations to “make a difference” in their community. This year we decided to do something for fellow 4-H member Zack Jones who was recently diagnosed with a rare form of liver cancer. Committee and club members along with their families volunteered their time to sponsor a day of family festivities on October 23 at the Harrison County Fairgrounds to help the Jones family defray medical expenses.
On behalf of the Harrison County 4-H Clubs and 4-H Committee, we would like to express our sincere gratitude to everyone who helped in any way to make this such a successful Make A Difference Day event. Without the many individuals, businesses and agencies donating this would not have been possible. So many of you donated monetarily, others donated baked goods, concession items, auction items, participated in the tractor and car show, took pictures, provided wagon rides, hay rides, music, pumpkins, auction services, kids events and so much more. Also to all those who came to generously support the event by purchasing tickets, food and auction items…we thank you!
Guided by parents, mentors and community members united together for a common cause, we have been shown what a blessing it is to live in a community in which our youth are such an integral part of helping make things like this possible. Just as a part of the 4-H Pledge states…”I pledge My Hands to larger service…for My Club, My Community, My Country and My World.” These words ring true in the heart of our youth each day.
On behalf of the Harrison County 4-H Committee
Amy Edwards, Secretary