Mayor Laura Hill recognized the week of October 2-8, 2016 as, National 4-H Week in Southlake at the October 4th, 2016 City Council meeting.
The City of Southlake is proud to honor the 4-H Youth Development Program of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service for 108 years of providing experience-based education to youth throughout the Lone Star State; and,
Whereas, this program, which seeks to provide a learning experience for the whole child, including head, heart, hands, and health, helps young Texans to acquire knowledge, develop life skills, and form attitudes to enable them to become self-directed, productive, and contributing members of our society; and,
Whereas, Tarrant County 4-H serves over 600 youth through long-term, year-round programming community clubs and an additional 15,000 who participate in short-term activities and events; and,
Whereas, the program undoubtedly could not have achieved the success that it has today were it not for the service of hundreds of adult volunteers, who have given generously of their time, talents, energies, and resources to the youth; and,
Whereas, throughout its proud history, the 4-H program has developed positive role models for countless Texans and through its innovative and inspiring programs, continues to build character and to instill the values that have made our state strong and great; now,
Therefore, I, Mayor Laura Hill, on behalf of the City Council, do hereby proclaim the week of October 2-8, 2016 as, National 4-H Week in Southlake, Texas.