Pictured above from left, top row: The annual can food drive for the Lavaca Food Pantry. Left, bottom: the chapter’s end of the year party. Center: Landen Wood President of Lavaca 4-H with his Grand Champion Swine. Right, top the Lavaca 4-H group at the fair: Kacie Crawford, Baiden Littleton, Austin Sutherland, Reagan Ralston, Madison Proctor, Isis Nichols, Reagan Nichols, Brooklyn Okelly, Grayson Proctor, Landen Wood, Payton Scantling, and Sutton Scantling. Right bottom, the youth have fun during the meetings.
By Tammy Moore Teague
Lavaca 4-H Chapter Leader Bessie Wood is proud of the organization and the participating youth. The local chapter is a part of the Sebastian County 4-H group. Like others, the chapter participated in this year’s Sebastian County Fair, held in Greenwood.
Wood is assisted by Rocky Stockdale. Together, they have led the organization for the past two years. Recently, the group has changed their meeting day and time. “We will meet the second Sunday of the month at 2 p.m.,” explained Wood. “Our next meeting is Sunday, October 14, 2p.m., at Belle Point Ranch.”
The owner of that ranch is Susan Taylor. “She allows us to use their building and to have our meetings there,” stated Wood. Adding that “4-H is not all about showing animals, they also learn other things like cooking, arts and crafts, fashion, talks and demonstrations, technology and so much more.”
Four families have joined the 4-H chapter this year. The organization also participates in various camps, county events and community service activities. Lastly, It’s free to join. If you have questions, or are interested in joining you can contact Wood –here.-