I could not resist posting this cute little cowboy dude helping out at the Somerset County Fair where members of the 4-H Club were showing off their animals.
For more photos visit the Daily Times or the Somerset Herald (see side bar).
The following was found in the Ohio 4-H Newsletter from Ashland County "Clover Courier", June 1992 (source anonymous). It was suggested
that this special story be shared with 4-H groups as they do their program evaluations:
...The 4-H member is more important than the 4-H project.
...Learning how to do the project is more important then the project itself.
...4-H'ers should be their own best exhibits.
...No award is worth sacrificing the reputation of a member or a leader.
...Competition should be given no more emphasis than other fundamentals of 4-H work.
...Enthusiasm is caught, not taught.
...To learn by doing is fundamental in any sound educational program and is characteristic of the 4-H
...Generally speaking, there is more than one good way to do most things.
...Every 4-H member needs to be noticed, to feel important, to win and be praised (leaders, too).
...Our job as leader is to teach 4-H members How to think, not What to think.
Congratulations to all those who participated, to their parents, and to their leaders. At last year's fair, an older gentleman told me that if more kids got involved in 4-H programs there would be fewer troubled youths today. I agree 100%. Give kids something to be proud about and they will succeed in life.