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Letter to the Editor

By Staff | Oct 7, 2008

To the EDN:

It is National 4-H week and what a wonderful opportunity to notice the great things 4-H has to offer our youth. The 4-H motto is “To Make the Best Better.” We feel some of the best youth are involved in 4-H and the program allows them to become better individuals. Some youth have overcome the fear of public speaking, through presentations they have given to their club members. Responsibility and respect are learned when they complete the project they started, no matter the outcome. Whether they are baking, sewing, welding or showing livestock they are learning money management. Visiting nursing homes, participating in the food drive or adopting a family at Christmas are just a few examples they learn to think of others in the community. Along the way they have forged many friendships, some will last a lifetime.

As youth we were involved in 4-H, we have been leaders and 4-H parents. It is very rewarding watching the youth in Emmet County grow up to be successful adults. Thank you, to the past and current staff in the Emmet County Extension Office for helping to enrich the lives of many.

Bruce and Lori Chrestiansen