The Panola County Commissioners Court designated Oct. 3-9 as National 4-H week in Texas at their latest meeting.
The court commended the 4-H Youth Development Program of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the many people who have made the program a success.
The 4-H Youth Development Program of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service was honored for 114 years of providing experience-based education to children across Texas.
“This admirable program, which seeks to provide a learning experience for the whole child, including head, heart, hands, and health, helps young Texans to acquire knowledge, develop life skills, and form attitudes to enable them to become self-directed, productive, and contributing members of our society,” the proclamation read. “... Throughout its proud history, the 4-H program has developed positive role models for countless Texans and through its innovative and inspiring programs, continues to build character and to instill the values that have made our state strong and great.”