Letter: Food drive by 4-H a success

May. 11, 2013 @ 01:53 PM

To the editor:

On April 27, the Vance County 4-H Teen Council under the supervision of Extension Agent Pamela Jones did an outstanding service to our community.

Teenagers, about eight of them, collected nonperishable items and can goods as a service project. The youth sponsored a jail-a-thon at Food Lion on Dabney Drive and bail was a nonperishable or can food item. This group of teenagers did a marvelous job. I applaud their commitment to the project “YouthCAN.” The event was a huge success and that is due in part also to the caring citizens of Vance County and the Food Lion patrons. All food donated will remain in our community.

This was one of Mrs. Pam’s last big projects with the teens. Mrs. Pam will be leaving the local extension office and relocating. She has done a marvelous job with all of the 4-H and extension programs and we wish her the best in future endeavors.

We are looking forward to soon working with a new 4-H agent to keep the current momentum going and to keep our youth involved in a positive way in our community. I would like to extend a great big “thank you” to the manager and staff of Food Lion No. 1228 on Dabney Drive for your help and support. The staff was wonderful.

Parents if you are interested in your youth joining 4-H, please contact the local at (252) 438-8188. It is truly a worthwhile program.

Samantha Branch-Thompson