Mural honors 100 years of Wisconsin 4-H
Wisconsin 4-H Youth Development has been celebrating 100 years of positive youth development programming during the year. Since 1914, Wisconsin 4-H has helped youth grow the leadership, critical thinking and communications skills necessary to be successful in a constantly changing world.
Recently, Jeza Kleinschmidt, a 4-H member in the Merrill Busy Bees 4-H Club, completed a mural to honor the centennial. The mural is located in the lower level of the Lincoln County Service Center at 801 N. Sales St., across from the conference room that is utilized for many 4-H related meetings and programs.
“The Head, Heart, Hands, Health mural was inspired by the tree created for the 100 year celebration logo and the pledge I learned when I first joined. Through 4-H it has made me a better role model and gave me confidence to do projects like this,” says Jeza.
“We are grateful that Jeza decided to create this lasting tribute to honor the Wisconsin 4-H Centennial,” says Debbie Moellendorf, 4-H Youth Development Educator for Lincoln County. “Thank you also to the Lincoln County Board of Supervisors through the Administrative and Legislative and Public Property Committees for allowing the mural to be located in the Service Center.”
If you are interested in learning more about 4-H or want to get involved in Lincoln County 4-H, please feel free to contact the UW-Extension office at (715) 539-1072 or visit our website at http://lincoln.uwex.edu/ or subscribe to the Lincoln County 4-H Blog http://fyi.uwex.edu/lincolncounty4h/ for up to the minute 4-H news. Wisconsin 4-H Youth Development is a program of the University of Wisconsin-Extension, Cooperative Extension in partnership with local, state and federal government in each Wisconsin county.