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Name: PAINT APPLING GREEN National 4-H Week
Date: October 11, 2018
Event Description:

University of Georgia Extension Service • Appling County 4-H
83 South Oak St • Baxley, GA 31515 • 912-367-8130 Phone • 912-367-8156 Fax
September 17, 2018
National 4-H Week – October 7-13, 2018
National 4-H Week is an annual celebration of 4-H clubs throughout the United States and is often celebrated with special competitions and events designed to encourage youth to participate in 4-H as well as adults’ support. This year, we are planning a #PaintApplingGreen day and we are encouraging local businesses and community organizations to show your support of our youth by decorating with green, wearing green, hanging a 4-H Clover in your window, or any other ways to incorporate green into your day. This event will be on Thursday October 11, 2018. You can use the “#PaintApplingGreen” in your social media posts to spread awareness of this national celebration. This will show the youth of Appling County that their community supports their efforts in 4-H.
            4-H is the nation’s largest youth leadership development organization empowering nearly six million young people across the U.S. with the skills to lead for a lifetime and Georgia is proud to be one of the largest state programs in the country with almost 170,000 active 4-H’ers across the state.
The mission of Georgia 4-H is to assist youth in acquiring knowledge, developing life skills, and forming attitudes that will enable them to become self-directing, productive and contributing members of society. This mission is accomplished through “hands on” learning experiences, focused on agricultural and environmental issues, agriculture awareness, leadership, communication skills, foods and nutrition, health, energy conservation, and citizenship.
Exploring and discovering, encouraging and challenging, that’s what Georgia 4-H is all about. As a program of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Cooperative Extension System, 4-H is part of the nationwide Extension network.
4-H’ers are known for sharing their research-based knowledge and technology to people where they live and work. 4-H combines federal, state, and local expertise and resources.
If you have any questions or want to participate, contact Joy Edwards at the UGA Extension office.

Bill Hammond                                     Kelly Medders                         Joy Edwards
County Extension Agent                      4-H Program Assistant             4-H AmeriCorps Member
4-H Youth                                        

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