TOP PHOTO: The dust never settled on Saturday for this active group of 4-H members, family and sponsors.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – It wasn’t a beehive, though when I walked into the facility at the Powell Valley Gun Club on Saturday morning, it could have passed for one. About 20 very busy 4-H members, volunteers, moms and dads were there for Achievement Day to celebrate the accomplishments of the 4-H shooting sports program. Part of the day included writing thank you notes and creating gifts for volunteers and sponsors.

“The celebration today is for the accomplishments of our 4-H shooting sports program. For the last 12-14 weeks, approximately 48 4-H members have been participating weekly in their chosen shooting sports discipline,” said John Taylor, the new 4-H Agent in Campbell County. This year 4-H was able to offer archery and shotgun, in which members have the opportunity to compete at the state jamboree in the coming weeks.

Shakira Goins, a member of the 4-H Shooting Team, testimonial was among many on display Saturday. She was pleased with the creative way she came up with to show gunfire.
John Taylor, the new 4-H Agent here in Campbell County, reads Shakira Goins’ testimony.

On Saturday, between 10am and 2pm, members displayed exhibits with regard to their discipline while representatives from 4-H sponsors, as well as 4-H volunteers, received appreciation items. The kids received end of year awards, enjoyed lunch and those who competed at the jamboree were recognized.

“She wasn’t able to finish basketball season because of an injury, and she turned to focus to 4-H and shooting,” said Shakira Goins’ mother. Shakira is an 8th grader at La Follette Middle School.

Grace Childress writes a thank you note to Campbell County Commissioner Michael Douglas while a note for Campbell County Commissioner Sue Nance is stamped and ready to be mailed.
Grace Childress pauses from writing a thank you note for a photo.

Grace Childress, a La Follette Middle School 6th grader, wrote thank you cards and noted that she was having a really good time at the event. “I wake up everyday thinking about 4-H, and what I can do to help,” said Childress. She is especially looking forward to 4-H Camp coming up next week at Greeneville.

In addition to Taylor, Connie Griener serves as the Family and Consumer Sciences Agent (FCS). The County Extension Agent is Steve Edwards.

Sawyer Harmon shows off all the 4-H sponsors on the back of his T-shirt.

Learn more HERE about 4-H in Campbell County. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 05/23/2022-6AM)