County hears from 4-H, Child Welfare
Members of Jack County 4-H and the Jack County Child Welfare Board gave presentations during the Jack County Commissioners Court meeting Monday, Sept. 27.
CWB Secretary Debra Tillery said the board works under the commissioners court, which had Precinct 3 Commissioner Henry Birdwell swear everyone in during the meeting. Tillery said the group supports foster kids in the county with the purchase of school supplies and Christmas gifts for children up to age 18.
Board member Terri Stretcher introduced everyone and broke down what members do. Stretcher says the board tries to provide whatever children may need.
“We had a situation where a child didn’t have enough money for prom, her graduation gown, her invitations, her announcements and we took care of that for her,” Stretcher explained.
The group is ready and available in the middle of the night to work with the Jack County Sheriff’s Department or law enforcement and whatever they may need, having beds, linens and more for someone being removed from a situation late at night.
Board members sworn into positions were Co-Chairs Molly Urbanczyk and Claudia Torres, Stretcher and Tillery, Treasurer Bill DeHart, and members Linda Wade, Sharon Robinson, and Cathy McAnear.
4-H members came to discuss a proclamation honoring 4-H Week, held Oct. 3-9. County Extension Agent Charlie Martin said the week will be celebrated as an active showcase into what the organization does. Jack County Council President Dalton Birdwell spoke of some of the activities including going to all the county schools and using sidewalk chalk so younger children will know of the organization and cups at other schools spelling 4-H, in hopes to spark an interest in the group.
For the full story, see the Wednesday, Oct. 6 edition of the Jacksboro Herald-Gazette.