Six Pike County 4-H students participated in the state 4-H o’rama competition, held last week in Fayetteville. County Extension Agent Terrell Davis said each 4-Her did a great job and gained more experience in their project area. Megan Rowton placed third in Health, Ashley Terry placed fourth in Family Life, Maria Eatmon placed second in Fashion Reviews, Andy Jackson placed third in ATV safety, and Wilson Kesterson placed fifth in consumer sciences. Taylor Pate also competed in the photography contest, which had a large number of statewide participants.
Davis says Pike County also participates in a community fundraiser each year for Arkansas Children’s Hospital.
“We always participate in the pop-a-tab tab collection. The winner is always announced at the state o’rama and we nearly win the contest each year. This year we tied with Crawford County, we took up 144 pounds of coke tabs. It is important to keep spreading the message to our community. If we have any individual that would like to bring tabs to our office they are welcome to bring those by, we collect them all year long.”
To learn more about the Pike County 4-H program, call 870-285-2161.