4-H seeks city support to expand

Published 9:05 am Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Local 4-H officials are seeking support from the City of Andalusia to expand services offered to local students.

Extension Agent Chuck Simon and area 4-H director Katie Lee addressed the council Tuesday night in search of funding to hire an additional part-time 4-H director to work in Andalusia Junior High School and the APPLE after school program.

Lee said 4-H is being changed at the national level, and the organization is working hard to be very hands-on. At present, she works with 18 classes at Andalusia Elementary each month.

In addition to the activities, 4-H Clubs introduce students to parliamentary procedure, she said. Activities have included trips to the Conecuh National Forest, fishing, cooking, showing animals at the county fair, and learning to kayak.

Mayor Earl Johnson said the council would consider the proposal.