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Letter to the editor

By Staff | Oct 11, 2008

To the EDN:

I would like to take this time to recognize Emmet County and all of Iowa 4-H during National 4-H Week- Oct. 5-11. As a former 4-H member, former county 4-H president, a past 4-H parent and leader, and past Emmet County Fair Board member, I want to thank all the people who help make this wonderful organization available for our youth. Currently worldwide 4-H has over 6 million participants with youth involved in diverse projects across the globe. Young people are involved in rocket science and photography, beef projects, and consumer comparisons, enviromental studies and cooking the list goes on and on. As a 4-H judge for the past 30 years I can tell you that youth involved in 4-H are terrific young people! They learn values, work hard, have fun and make lifelong friendships! 4-H provides students with opportunities that last a lifetime! Please join me this week in recognizing a wonderful organization, our county extension staff who help make it possible, and the youth of 4-H!

Diane Twait Nelsen,

a proud former Palo Alto County

Independence Liberty Belles 4-H Member