Polk County 4-H Support Club looking for new members!

Posted 3/20/19

Polk County 4-H Support Club looking for New Members!

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Polk County 4-H Support Club looking for new members!


By Greg Paxton
Agent and County Director
Polk Co. Extension Service

The year 2018 was a very successful year for the Polk County 4-H Program.  It began with regional awards in Public Speaking and many 4-H youth participating in Regional Project Competitions. The year continued with over 50 youth attending 4-H camps.  

More than 30 youth were active in the 4-H Poultry project.  State and Regional awards in Clover Collection, Fashion Review, Judging Events, 4-H Project Achievement, Public Speaking, and Livestock Events was won by Polk County 4-H Members. This success continues to grow in each school in Polk County along with our home school 4-H program.   

Countless young people have gained valuable skills through 4-H for more than 100 years.  A century of opportunities have been provided to 4-H members through donations and financial support.  To continue these opportunities to 4-H members, the program must have the continued support from businesses and individuals.  That’s why the Polk County 4-H Support Club was established. 

The Polk County 4-H Support Club is made up of business owners and individuals who give financially to the Polk County 4-H Clubs.   The club has four levels of membership.  A bronze member donates up to $124 to the Polk County 4-H Clubs.  A silver member donates $125 to $274, and the gold member donates over $275. 
The Platinum level of membership is for Business or individuals who give at least $500 in donations to the Polk County 4-H Clubs. Last year the following businesses and individuals became 2018 Platinum Members:  Polk Co. Farm Bureau  and Ag Central CO-OP.  Gold Members:  First Volunteer Bank, Ellijay Telephoone Co., Kevin & Jenny Rogers, Clarence and Patsy McClure, Volunteer Energy, Tri State EMC, Benton Family Health, River Valley and Ag Credit. 
The 2018 Silver Members: Delano Lions Club, Benton Lions Club, Benton IGA, Kandi Bramlett, Preferred Pharmacy, Higdon Heat & Air, First Bank of Tennessee, Hoyt Firestone, Kimsey Pharmacy, Angie Sanford, Dan Howell, and Polk County SWCD.  2018 Bronze Members: Al Rymer, Bowater Credit Union, Higgins Funeral Home, McCaysville Drug Center, Billy Baliles and Bishop Auto LLC.

4-H has a charitable status with the IRS, and all donations are tax deductible.  All funds donated stay in Polk County for Polk County 4-H youth.  The Polk County Support club is looking for new members.  To join the support club and help continued 4-H programing into the next century or get more information,  contact the Polk County UT/TSU Extension at 423-338-4503 and donate today. 



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