LOGAN — As 4-H members, young kids develop citizenship, leadership, responsibility and life skills. Based on their interests and guided by adult mentors, youth develop their own pathway in 4-H. They select from a wide range of programs, and learn-by-doing.
Each club also has community projects such as the Chieftain Lads and Lassies did last week. Club members collected and donated stuffed animals to give to the Logan Police Department for children that are oftentimes victims of crimes.
“The stuffed animals will be given to children in crisis while the police are responding to calls,” stated advisor Judy Thrapp.
“Every year the club is required to do a community service project,” Judy added. “So many times when the officers are called out they never know what they are going to witness and children are sometimes involved. The club members are trying to reach out to a child with a small gift — a hug can help heal a broken heart — we have so many children in our community suffering and to know that you can touch just one or more can make a difference. For a moment, it may help take away the pain.
“So with the officers having these stuffed animals in their cars, it may bring love and joy to some child,” she continued. “We talked about this at one of our meetings and we wanted to help a child. As the 4-H motto goes — to make the best, better.”
Members of the 4-H club include Ally Hoffman, Cole Hoffman, Ella Ditty, Natalie Pierce, Simon Pierce, Henry Pierce, Rachel Pierce, Autumn Wade, Ethan Wintermute, Macie Thrapp, Austin Thrapp, Jackson Stimmel, Eli Stimmel, Keelee Taylor, Brooke Phillips, with Judy and Dave Thrapp as advisors.