4-H'ers honor senior citizens
LEDGER – To help celebrate North Carolina A&T State University’s annual Small Farms Week March 24-30, Mitchell County 4-H sponsored a food drive during February to serve the county’s homebound senior citizens.
This year’s theme for Small Farms Week is “Deep Roots, Bright Future.” All the items collected were given to Mitchell County Senior Center Meals on Wheels Program Coordinator Melissa Hoilman for the center’s food pantry and will be distributed to seniors in need.
Mitchell County 4-H encourages participants to engage in community service projects and to give back to their communities. Many of the 4-H clubs and groups collected and brought in items and the Creative Clovers Jr. and Cloverbud Clubs donated additional jams and jellies from the Guardian Ad Litem project. Local church groups and businesses also gave to the drive.
West District 4-H President Luke Silver and Jesse Silver of the Appalachian 4-H’ers Club, along with members of the 4-H Sewing Program, helped present the products collected to Hoilman Tuesday, March 5, at the Senior Center.