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Wirt County 4-H News

Wirt County 4-H Celebrates Achievements at Council Circle

On October 27, 2019, 4-H members, volunteers, and clubs were recognized for their achievements at an Open Council Circle held by the Wirt County 4-H Leaders' Association. 

Kerry Cottrell serves as an outstanding leader for both the kids in here ever-growing community club and the youth of Wirt County. Kerry works to grow her club membership year after year by encouraging her members to participate in contests and events, organize community service projects, develop friendships, and further grow the club. Kerry is known for her constant upbeat attitude and willingness to serve others. Under her leadership, the Morristown Mountaineers 4-H Club has become the largest club in Wirt County. Kerry also lends a helping hand with fundraising for the leaders’ association and organizing county events. 4-H Youths and Volunteers in Wirt County are fortunate to have such a dedicate leader.

Wirt County 4-H Welcomes the New 4-H Year

4-H livestock exhibitors at the 2018 Wirt County Fair holding the WV 4-H flag.

Whether you're a returning family or new to 4-H, we are excited you are joining us for the 2019-20 4-H Year. Below are some important things to know. A 4-H Family Guidebook is also available from your club leaders or the County Extension Office that provide in-depth information on exhibiting at the Wirt County Fair, project books, and event information. If you have questions at any time, please reach out to your club leaders or the County Extension Office. You can reach the WVU-Wirt County Extension Office at 304-275-3101.

Wirt County 4-H Gains Three New All Stars

Wirt County 4-H Volunteers are essential to making each 4-H member have a positive and safe educational experience.  While we often recognize the accomplishments of our youth, we don’t always take the time to recognize the work and dedication of our volunteers. The West Virginia 4-H All Stars organization recognizes the hard work of volunteers by awarding the highest honor in 4-H, the All Star pin.

On September 21, 2019, three deserving volunteers were recognized with this honor at the West Virginia 4-H Volunteer Leader’s Weekend.  The event took place at Jackson’s Mill, the state 4-H camp ground. Inductees were (pictured left to right) Kerry Cottrell, Mike Bumgarner, and Angie Smith.