On Tuesday, February 12, the Arkansas capital went green! Around 800 members of 4-H chapters from across the state wore their signature green shirts while visiting in Little Rock.
Two local chapters were there representing Sebastian and Scott County. Besides interacting with fellow 4-Hers from across the state, the groups got to witness the work of legislators first hand.
Members of the Sebastian County group visited with Senator Terry Rice, from the ninth district.
Members of the Scott County group visited with State Representative Marcus Richmond. Richmond stated that he “had the pleasure of spending a little time speaking with our own Scott County 4-H members, answered some questions and shared a little about what we do in our state legislature. They had a good time and so did I.”
The governor and lieutenant governor both addressed the 4-H youth. Governor Asa Hutchinson said “As a former 4-H student, I know from experience that this program does a great job encouraging our youth in Arkansas to actively make a difference in their community.”