Join Wayne County MHV

Join Wayne County MHV

WAYNE COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - This is a news release from MHV and 4-H

Wayne County Mississippi Homemaker Volunteer (MHV) clubs want you to be a part of their educational program. Our mission is to strengthen families through education and community involvement. MHV is for all adults interested in improving family and community life. Members participate in and lead educational programs and projects designed to help individuals improve care for their families and their homes, and in turn, make Mississippi communities better.

MHV Clubs can meet in homes, churches, or at the local MSU Extension Service Office. Club groups usually have 10–20 members and meet on a monthly basis. Members may participate in workshops, educational programs, take part in discussions, plan and participate in recreational activities, and help with community service projects. They can also participate in county, area, and state programs. More than 2,100 Mississippians are involved in this educational program offered jointly with the Mississippi State University Extension Service.

As a member of a MHV club, you may participate in educational programs designed to help you better care for your family and home and become a more active member of your community. Topics you will learn about include: Personal development, Budgeting and finance, Nutrition, diet, and exercise, Health issues and health care, Food safety, Leadership skills, Community involvement, Horticulture, Creative arts and leisure activities. We also participate in numerous service projects including making items for Childrens Hospital in Jackson and Project Christmas Smiles.

What does it cost? The membership fee is only $6.00 annually for each MHV club member. The fee covers membership in the county and state organizations. We currently have five MHV Clubs, the Waynesboro Community MHV, Buckatunna/Winchester MHV, MHV Coffee Club, Lunch & Learn MHV and the Basic Quilting MHV. You are welcome to join one of these, or if you have several friends who are interested you can start your own club in your community, church, or meet here at the Extension Office. If you are interested please contact me for more information. Lanette Crocker, County Coordinator, 601-735-2243.

Cedar Ridge 4-H Shooters Meeting

Cedar Ridge 4-H Shooters will meet Tuesday, January 27, 6:00 pm at Wayne County Extension Office. Cedar Ridge 4-H Shooters is a Wayne County 4-H Club and is open to participants ages 8-18. All interested youth and parents are asked to attend this meeting. In shooting sports, local youth can choose from 22 rifle, air rifle, archery, and shotgun disciplines for participation. They must complete a minimum of 8 hours training in each discipline they participate in as well as a multi county event to qualify for the district shoot. The SE District Shooting Sports event is Saturday, April 25 at the McHenry Range in Wiggins.

The goal of the 4-H Shooting Sports Program is youth development. Through participation in firearm safety training and shooting sports activities, young men and women are given the opportunity to learn responsibility, sportsmanship, self-discipline, and other qualities critical to the development of productive citizens. If you are interested in becoming a member or volunteer, call Wayne County Extension, 601-735-2243.