When members recite the 4-H pledge, they vow to use their hands for larger service to better their club, their community, their country and their world. Kansas 4-H is uniting to prove their commitment to the pledge by participating in 48 hours of 4-H, a statewide community service project showcasing the positive impact 4-H’ers can make in just one weekend.
The project Barton County 4-H voted to work on is to help raise funds for the Honor Flights program. A pancakes and sausage meal will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 11, at the American Legion in Great Bend to raise money for Kansas Honor Flights. All the proceeds from this event will help send our Kansas U.S. Veterans to Washington D.C. to see their War Memorial at no expense to them.
Information about Kansas Honor Flights can be found at www.kansashonorflights.org. A representative from the board hopes to be at our event. Several veterans from Barton County have traveled to Washington DC recently and our hope is that several more may be able to make the trip.
Mikey Hughes, a, Kansas 4-H youth leadership council member, said that when the state council met last spring, community service was something they felt they needed to emphasize more as a way to connect back with those founders of the organization who wrote things such as the 4-H motto, “To Make the Best Better.” On Oct. 10 and 11, the weekend immediately following National 4-H Week, all 4-H youth across the state are planning activities or events to help their community in some way.
For more information or to make a donation in advance to the Honor Flights Fundraiser contact the Barton County Extension Office at 793-1910.