Letter: Thanks to 4-H volunteers

Mar. 14, 2014 @ 07:44 AM

To the editor:

On behalf of the Caldwell County 4-H Youth Development Program, I would like to express my appreciation to a special group of volunteers and staff. This past Saturday was a beautiful day filled with excitement and anticipation as many enthusiastic gardeners came to Caldwell Cooperative Extension to pick up their perennial fruits and vegetables. As I think back over the day, I am not sure who was more excited, the customers anticipating planting or the Master Gardener Volunteers sharing their joy and passion with the community.

One thing is clear, all of the success of this event is because of a great team of co-workers, 4-H youth and their families, Master Gardener volunteers, local businesses, and a community interested in growing. What began with a meeting with more questions than answers turned into a huge success. Thank you to the Caldwell staff of the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service, thank you to the area businesses that hosted 4-H youth to promote our event, thank you to 4-H youth and their families for sharing flyers, greeting customers and loading plants, and thank you to the community who chose to order from us. If you missed this opportunity, we will be back next winter ready to welcome spring with perennial fruits and vegetables. Contact Caldwell Cooperative Extension to join the mailing list.

Caldwell County 4-H Youth Development is a nonprofit and a United Way member agency. This fundraising event will provide scholarships for 4-H youth to attend various educational conferences and camps. Through the dedication of volunteers, youth and successful partnerships, we are able to learn and grow in the focus areas of science, citizenship and healthy living. Our purpose is to engage and nurture youth to be proactive forces for positive change in our community.

Darlene Berry

N.C. Cooperative Extension 4-H/FCS Agent

Caldwell Extension Center

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