GLEN ROSE — Although heavy rain delayed the One Day 4-H project for members of the Somervell County 4-H for two weeks, the group completed its 4-H week activities with its community service project by collecting trash along Highway 144 in Glen Rose.

“Working together as a team and having a positive attitude makes work like picking up trash not so bad,” said Somervell County AgriLife Extension Agent Ellerie Jackson. “It is important that we teach kids about giving back and its importance.”

On Saturday, Oct. 27, a group of 15 people consisting of members of the Glen Rose 4-H and Glen Rose Shooting Sports, parents and volunteers gathered six large bags of trash, Jackson said. 

“Picking up trash allows us to give back to the community in a small way ensuring the highway is kept clean and welcoming to all who visit Somervell County,” she said. “Community service is a key element of 4-H, and as 4-H members, we strive to serve others and give back to our community.”

The goal and mission of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is to provide “programs, tools, and resources — local and statewide — that teach people how to improve agriculture and food production, advance health practices, protect the environment, strengthen our communities and enrich youth.”

For more information about the extension office and its services, contact Jackson by phone at 254-897-2809 or by email at Ellerie.Jackson@ag.tamu.edu.