The Newton County 4-H Clubs were busy during the month of December. Clubs throughout the county worked on ways to make the holidays better for their communities and those that live in it. These young people gave of their time and talents as well as their money to make these activities happen.

Warrior Tribe 4-H Clubs 1 and 2 that are located in the Western Grove Community went caroling in the city of Western Grove and surrounding area. They took over 30 blankets to seniors who do not get out very much. They also selected 11 children from the school’s Angel Tree to provide gifts. Their goal was to provide not only toys but also clothing to these families in need.

Jasper Junior Pirate Pride Club that is located in the Jasper Community provide Christmas Dinners to 21 individuals. They also provide Christmas food bags to eight Senior Citizens and then provide 350 pounds of food to the Christian Food Room. Caring individuals from the area helped the club with their generous donations of the donated food.

Jasper Teen Pirate Pride Club also located in the Jasper Community provided Christmas Baskets to individuals who are widows in the Jasper area to let them know that they are not alone during the Holiday Season.

Ridge Runner Clover Buds and Cowboys & Angels are 4-H clubs located in the Deer Community, they addressed Christmas Cards and went caroling at the Newton County Nursing Home. The clubs also participated in the Jasper Christmas Parade. The members selected two members from the school’s Angel Tree and provided gifts for the family. The Club also held a diaper drive and provided 481 diapers and 240 wipes to the Christian Food Room to disburse to parents for young infants. This group also maintains a local blessing box at the Deer School Campus.

The Jasper Pirate Pride Clover Bud 4-H Club located in the Jasper Community created handmade Christmas Cards to give to the residents of the Newton County Nursing Home.

The Mighty Buffalo 4-H Club which represents young people who are members of a homeschool environment assisted the Newton County America Legion with their luncheon provided to the ABATE Motorcycle Club with their Toy Drive. The toys collected were given to the Newton County EHC for their Christmas Project.

The Newton County 4-H Leaders and Parents are working with our young 4-H members to make them aware of needs in our community, and helping them learn to step-up and make a difference.

Would you like to learn more about 4-H in Newton County? Contact the Newton County Extension Office at 446-2240 to get your child enrolled now so they too can make a difference.

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