The mayors of Paragould and Marmaduke proclaimed the first week of October to be National 4-H Week in their respective cities.
Mayor Josh Agee of Paragould and Mayor Steve Dixon of Marmaduke signed the proclamation Tuesday in Paragould City Hall.
According to the proclamation, the program (part of the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture) has provided more than 100 years of experience to young people aged 8-19 across the state. Through its emphasis on “Head, Heart, Hands and Health” – the program helps young people acquire knowledge, develop life skills and form attitudes that will help them to become self-directed and productive contributing members of society.
There are 140,000 participating members of Arkansas 4-H, in urban, suburban and rural clubs. But it could not achieve its current success without more than 16,000 program volunteers giving generously of their time, talents, energy and resources.
Throughout its history, the Arkansas 4H program has helped develop positive role models. And through its innovative, inspirational programs, Arkansas 4-H continues to build character and instill values.