The Garland County 4-H Clubs are seeking new members. The purpose of these clubs is to give the youths of Garland County, ages 5 to 19, an opportunity to participate in youth development educational programs of the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service.
Youth members in 4-H Clubs will learn life service projects and have an opportunity to compete in several competitive activities throughout the year, attend camps and earn scholarships for education.
The following is a list of the current Garland County 4-H Clubs and the location and times they meet each month:
Meets on the first Monday at Jessieville School Cafeteria.
Fountain Lake/Jessieville area.
Leaders: Betsy Breshears/Crystal Johnson.
Meets on the second Monday.
Reorganizing in the Hot Springs area.
Leader: Annette Walters.
Meets the fourth Thursday at the Bates' Home.
Serving the Fountain Lake/Hot Springs Village area.
Leader: Linda Bates.
Meets third Monday at Centerfork Baptist Church.
Serving the Lake Hamilton community.
Leader: Lisa Driggers.
Meets the third Tuesday; location varies. Monthly-home school group.
Leader: Tonya Reck.
Meets the second and fourth Tuesday at MVSA.
Shooting Sports Club (ages 9-19).
Leader: Todd Orr.
Meets the first Monday at the Williams' Home.
Brand-new club in the Hot Springs/Mountain Pine community.
Leader: Kaleb and Jennifer Williams.
Meets the third Tuesday at Mountain Pine School Cafeteria.
Serving the Mountain Pine community.
Leader: Michael Palmer.
Spa City Clovers
Club reorganizing/meeting as posted.
Formerly known as Crimson Clovers.
Serving the Lakeside/Cutter Morning Star area.
Leader: Heather Whisenhunt.
Meets the second Tuesday each month -- Extension Office (ages 13-19).
Leader: Carol Ann McAfee.
Master Gardener information
Master Gardener meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month at the Elks Lodge. The meetings are open to the public, and guests are welcome. For more information, call the Extension office at 623-6841 or email Alex Dykes at [email protected]
Are you interested in joining an existing Extension Homemakers Club? EHC is the largest volunteer organization in the state. For information on EHC, call 623-6841 or email Alison Crane, family and consumer sciences agent, at [email protected] Follow Alison on Facebook @garlandEGF and @Garland FCS, and EHC on Facebook @GarlandCountyEHC.
There are several 4-H Clubs for Garland County youths who are 5 to 19 years old. For information about Garland County 4-H Club membership or program benefits, contact Carol Ann McAfee, family and consumer sciences agent, at the Extension office, call 501-623-6841, or email [email protected] More information is available at http://www.uaex.edu/garland.