“Most of the kids who have joined are brand new to 4-H — about 90 percent,” Honeycutt said.
According to a news release, the decision to join 4-H could prove to be a life-changing one as programs — such as Xtreme 4-H Shooting Sports — provide opportunities for youth to develop life-long knowledge, leadership and citizenship skills, in addition to making friends.
Honeycutt said the 4-H club offers an array of programs to stimulate youths' interests, from fashion to photography to shooting a bow and arrow.
Honeycutt said that tournaments are generally held during the school year from September to July, when the “big state tournament” takes place. Since the local group just started, she said they'd be taking a break in July and August and start up again in September.
“We would love to have any area youth,” Honeycutt said. “They're welcome to start now or wait until September; any youth are welcome at any experience level.”
Xtreme 4-H Shooting Sports is an educational activity of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Educational programs of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service are open to all people without regard to race, color, sex, disability, religion, age or national origin.
The cost to join 4-H includes a $20 membership fee, along with $25 to join the Xtreme 4-H Shooting Sports. Persons interested in joining Xtreme 4-H Shooting Sports or who would like more information can call Honeycutt at 903-391-4079 or email Xtreme4h@yahoo.com. They can also contact the Anderson County Extension Office at 903-723-3735.