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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Chestnut Ridge 4H Elects Leaders

Our local 4-H chapter, Chestnut Ridge 4H, elected teen officers last night.
Congratulations to Clair Sirofchuck, president; Jacob Neiderhiser, vice president; Jessie McCreary, secretary; and Ryan Fitzgibbon, treasurer. While 4H has a reputation of being a farming program, it's could more aptly be described as a leadership program, encouraging civic-mindedness through many activities. The club meets monthly and is involved in many projects, including public speaking, dog training, sewing, shooting sports, woodworking, photography, scrapbooking and, of course, many agricultural endeavors for which 4H is typically known. In a few weeks, 75 teen members from all over the state (including Ligonier) will participate in Capital Days in Harrisburg with activities such as drafting a bill, that will lead to a better understanding of their roles as citizens of Pennsylvania. Participation in 4H looks good on a college application, especially if you go through to the Diamond Level, which involves a community service project, much like Eagle Scouts. If you know someone 8-18 interested in having fun, making friends, working with great adult volunteers and learning skills that will have an impact for the rest of their lives, tell them about 4H and share this link: It's not too late to join this year!