Each year deserving Warren County 4-H members travel to Nashville to either participate as a delegate to 4-H Congress, or compete as a finalist. In order for members to participate as delegates, they must have completed an essay titled “Geared for Greatness.” To compete as a finalist, members had to complete a portfolio within the citizenship or leadership categories consisting of years of work in their communities, 4-H and personal lives.
To continue the giving back to the community idea, 2014 Tennessee 4-H Congress is holding a community service project spanning across the state. The Warren County delegates want their community to be represented well, and are asking assistance from individuals or businesses.
Members will be collecting items for the LP Pencil Box Foundation that provides learning materials for impoverished students in Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools. Many students come to school without supplies or resources needed to learn appropriately because their families are struggling financially. LP Pencil Box allows teachers to shop twice a year for free to purchase supplies for the students. All basic school supplies are needed and appreciated.
Senior honor club members have set up drop-off boxes in three main locations across the county in order to make it more convenient for donations. Drop-off locations are Kroger on Sparta Street, Farm Credit Services on Smithville Highway and the Extension office on Locust Street. Supplies will be accepted through March 26.