• As part of the 4-H Club’s February community service project, club members collected food and donated it in person to the Mitchell County Senior Center food pantry. The drive also lined up with Small Farms Week. Pictured, front row, from left, is Ciara Silvers, Anika Peight, Kyra Schlabach, Maya Peight, Machaela Carroll and Tiffany Pore, who are all part of the 4-H girls’ sewing program. In the back row, from left, is Jesse Silver, Luke Silver and Senior Center Site Manager Melissa Hoilman.
    As part of the 4-H Club’s February community service project, club members collected food and donated it in person to the Mitchell County Senior Center food pantry. The drive also lined up with Small Farms Week. Pictured, front row, from left, is Ciara Silvers, Anika Peight, Kyra Schlabach, Maya Peight, Machaela Carroll and Tiffany Pore, who are all part of the 4-H girls’ sewing program. In the back row, from left, is Jesse Silver, Luke Silver and Senior Center Site Manager Melissa Hoilman.

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.

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