Open House

By Nicole Tull

DeSoto Parish 4-H held their Open House at the David Means Memorial 4-H Center in Grand Cane. SarahJayne Driskill, the newly hired 4-H agent, had set up several craft stations for the children and adults to create holiday fun. You could choose one or all the stations and could revisit if you found a particular craft to your liking.

For the crafters that like to be colorful, there were coloring sheets, gingerbread men to decorate, coffee filter snowflakes and ornaments to paint. For those that are hands on with constructing there were ornaments to assemble, pipe cleaner wreaths, and snowflakes to cut out.

Anyone not wanting to make a craft was encouraged to write a letter to Santa. There was even a mailbox to tuck your letter in.

Joshua Salley, the Ag agent, grilled some hot dogs for the event. The junior leaders were peddling hot cocoa and popcorn to raise money for their club events. The junior leaders were also helpful with the craft stations by helping explain the process of each craft. What a fun way to hone leadership skills.

These kids do more than grow crops, raise animals and learn disciplines, they cultivate character to make better leaders for tomorrow.