Letter: Support 4-H and April 30 auction eventThe Elk Tip Toppers 4-H Club is a strong and growing youth group in Nobles County and has been part of our community for over 75 years.
By: Stacy and Tim Bickett, Elk Tip Toppers 4-H Club, Worthington Daily Globe
The Elk Tip Toppers 4-H Club is a strong and growing youth group in Nobles County and has been part of our community for over 75 years. With 28 families and 50 4-H members from Adrian, Fulda, Wilmont, Reading, Rushmore, Lismore, Worthington and Brewster, 4-H is building strong youths and stronger families. At the last monthly club meeting the families were asked, “Why 4-H? Why is 4-H important to you?” The 4-H members and their families amazed us with their responses. Here are just a few:
“My son has learned independence, business management skills, public speaking and a willingness to try new things.”
“The 4-H kids will be leaders who get things done for the communities through community service and being involved.”
“4-H has taught me responsibility, time management, teamwork, independence, leadership, sportsmanship, dedication, determination, endurance, patience, creativity and public speaking skills; all qualities of a student who is well-rounded due to 4-H involvement. I appreciate all the opportunities I have been able to be a part of through the 4-H program. If I was not involved in various 4-H activities, I do not know where I would be today. They have shaped me in such a way that has prepared me for my future.”
“We have tried to raise our children to do their best in everything, show respect to those around them, be responsible in all they do, get involved in the community, and be goal setters, good communicators and public speakers. We want them to be good leaders and do it by leading, listening, and setting a good example for others. The kids have found 4-H to be an amazing training tool for all those ideas.”
“4-H is a great way to make learning fun.”
“4-H is a lot of fun. I have met people I never would have met anywhere else.”
“4-H is more than just bringing in some projects to a County Fair. It’s a group of kids who grow and work together to better themselves and our community. 4-H is awesome.”
The one common theme in everyone’s response was FAMILY.
“4-H is important to our family because it’s something we all do together. It has encouraged us to give back to the community we live in and make it a better place.”
“4-H kids and families have a special bond that spreads throughout our community. Thank you 4-H!”
“As a family, we’ve worked on projects, learned about what to do (and what not to do), and watched a few projects fizzle and even die at inopportune times.”
“4-H is a great family organization!”
4-H has been part of our community for many years and with your support we can continue to build up our youth and strengthen families now and into the future. The Elk Tip Toppers believe in 4-H and we pledge to make the best better for my family, my club, my community, my country and my world.
On Saturday, April 30 from 8 to 11 a.m., there will be a 4-H Radio Auction with US 104.3 to support the Nobles County 4-H Program. There will be many items to be auctioned off. One that you do not want to miss is the spring and fall yard cleanup by the Elk Tip Toppers 4-H Club. Let us do the work for you!
With youths and families in mind,