4 - H members mark 100 years of service with tree planting

Published on Friday, 9 October 2015 22:57 - Written by CASEY MURPHY, Special to the Tyler Morning Telegraph

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In honor of National 4-H Week, a Smith County 4-H group planted a tree Friday on the grounds of Smith County Juvenile Services.

The Texas 4-H Youth Development Program and One Day 4-H adopted the statewide “4-H Grows” campaign for the first time this year. Along with the A&M Forest Service, 4-H members are celebrating 100 years of serving Texas by planting the commemorative Bur Oak trees in every county in Texas.

County commissioners and other county officials joined representatives from 4-H and the Forest Service in the tree planting at the juvenile services facility, 2630 Morningside Drive in Tyler.

Friday morning, Smith County Commissioners adopted a resolution recognizing Oct. 4 through Oct. 10 as National 4-H Week in Smith County.

The resolution commends the 4-H Development Program of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the many men and women who have made the program a success throughout the 108 years of providing experience-based education to children throughout Texas.


Casey Murphy is the public information officer for the Smith County Commissioners Court.