Letter: 4-H is a future stimulusAnd now, for a positive news story: Fred Benson, Jim Ross and I enjoyed an evening with a bright spot of society's future.
By: Tony Huppert, The Republican Eagle
To the Editor:
And now, for a positive news story: Fred Benson, Jim Ross and I enjoyed an evening with a bright spot of society's future. The three of us were asked to judge the contestants of the Pierce County’s 4-H Ambassadors program.
The four hours flew by. It is hard to figure out if it was the knowledge and intelligence of the contestants, or the actions and coaching of the 4-H Ambassador Committee, Sally Pabst, Missy Hague, and Cheryl Hoffman, that caused each contestant to impress the judges.
History teaches us, no matter what one is building (a building, a government, or a society), it all depends on a strong foundation.
Pierce County’s future will be built on the foundation formed by Pierce County 4-H. Any deviation from the support of the Pierce County’s 4-H program will only knock the foundation out from under Pierce County residents’ future.
Thank you to the residents of Pierce County for supporting 4-H, for our youths’ sake, as well as our own.
Spring Valley, Wis.