EPC Warriors 4-H Club receive special visitor during club meeting

Friday, April 6, 2018
Members and leaders of the EPC Lepanto Elementary Warriors 4-H Club pose with Roany and the Dean of Students. (Photo provided)

Science, Arts and Crafts, Health and Wellness, Photography, and Animal Science are among the project groups that members of the East Poinsett County, Lepanto Elementary Warriors 4-H Club members can select from to learn more about during their after-school club meetings.

At last week's meeting, members received a special visit from Roany, a ten-year old mare, owned by Poinsett County Extension Agent Leigh Blythe. Special guest Emory Booker, a student at Brookland Middle School, accompanied Roany and Blythe to share her "equine" knowledge with the students.

After learning about basic horse care and observing how to saddle a horse, the students watched as EPC Lepanto Dean of Students Hunter Bryan rode Roany around the school lawn.

Avery Booker, 4-H Volunteer and student at Brookland Middle School, explains to EPC 4-H members about the care of a horse. (Photo provided)

The 4-H Youth Development Program, conducted through the University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture, provides research based education and life skill development opportunities to youth ages 5-19 years of age, without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, disability, or any other legally protected status.

For more information on the 4-H Youth Development Program, contact the Poinsett County Extension Office at 870-578-4490 or email lhelms@uaex.edu.

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