Sunday through Saturday, Oct. 1-7, is National 4-H Week and Jefferson County will highlight local 4-H youth and showcase the experiences that 4-H offers.

The local celebration was jump-started recently with a 4-H Day of Service, a 4-H led effort to showcase the power of Arkansas youth to serve communities and transform lives.

County 4-H Teen Leaders assisted with the bicycle rodeo held in conjunction with Tour de Bluff on Sept. 30. The teens manned stations and taught bicycle safety lessons.

October is designated as National 4-H Promotion Month and activities will be going on all month such as club reorganization meetings and bullying prevention activities.

Other events include: Oct. 4 – National 4-H Youth Science Day; Oct. 4-15 – Tractor Supply 4-H Clover Campaign; Oct. 5 – United Way Day of Caring and quorum court visit; Oct. 7 – 4-H Pet Show – Tractor Supply Store; Oct. 10 – “Clover Pink Out” Breast Cancer Awareness Day; Oct. 21 – 4-H Open House & Awards Program; and Oct. 27-28 –Boo on the Bayou at the Delta Rivers Nature Center.

Member and volunteer enrollment can be completed by logging on to

Details: Pia Woods, County Extension Agent II, 4-H Youth Development/Family & Consumer Sciences at the Jefferson County Cooperative Extension Service, 870-534-1033, or or visit the Extension office.

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