Letter to Editor

To the Editor:

My name is Gail Gullickson and I am proud to be a part of the Moody County 4-H Program. I have had the honor of serving as one of the leaders of the Happy Youngsters 4-H Club for several years.

4-H began more than 100 years ago and is America’s largest youth development organization. We are empowering young people with the skills to lead for a lifetime. As we celebrate National 4-H Week, I encourage families with youth in our area to consider enrolling in 4-H. This week marks the kick off to our new 4-H year so please gather your children ages 8-18 and head to a local 4-H club meeting or activity to see how youth in our area can benefit from this program. We also have a special Clover Bud program for youth ages 5-7 so bring your entire family. There are endless project areas from Aerospace & Rocketry to Wildlife & Fisheries and everything in between. At the 2017 Moody County Fair, 96 Moody County 4-H members exhibited projects in 33 different project areas.

I enjoy watching our members grow in their project areas and build their leadership skills. As one 4-H year ends and another begins, I want to recognize and thank our Happy Youngsters club members and families for the outstanding work they have done in our club, in our community, and in our county. I also want to thank all of our Moody County 4-H Leaders and extension personnel who help lead and carry out 4-H programs in our area.

Lastly, I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Flandreau and the entire Moody County community for supporting our youth and local 4-H programs. As a past 4-H member and current 4-H family, “I pledge my head to clearer thinking, my heart to greater loyalty, my hands to larger service, and my health to better living, for my club, my community, my country, and my world” (4-H Pledge).  

Gail Gullickson,

Moody Co. 4-H Volunteer

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