More than six million young people across the country today will be celebrating National 4-H Week, which takes place annually during the first full week of October.
Pondera County 4-H leverages National 4-H Week to celebrate the great things that the 4-H youth development program offers young people, and highlights the incredible 4-H young people who each day work to a make a positive impact on their community. 4-H members make a lasting impact.
4-H members will be doing promotions at the Prairie View and Meadowlark Elementary schools and look for posters in local stores featuring 4-H in Pondera County.
By Melissa Huber, I-O Reporter
In 1871 on Oct. 8 a fire began in or around the barn of Mrs. Catherine O’Leary, which grew into one of the most memorable blazes of history. The Great Chicago Fire spread from the barn of Mrs. O’Leary and raged for two whole days, doing most of its damage on the second day.
This, combined with the events of a fire in Peshtigo, WI that began the same day, prompted the International Fire Marshals Association (formerly known as the Fire Marshals Association of North America) to start Fire Prevention Week after the 40th anniversary of the Chicago Fire.
Since its inception in 1922, the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) has chosen a theme for Fire Prevention Week, the longest running public health and safety observance on record. This year the theme will cover the issue of preventing kitchen fires.
If you happened to see a large number of look-a-likes at the high school on Monday it was most likely because it was the start of Homecoming and the theme for the day was Twins.
The Homecoming theme for the week is Disney® movies.
Tuesday was Color Day with students and staff wearing some outrageous colors.
Wednesday was Theme Day with the senior class dressing up like the characters from the Pirates of the Caribbean. Juniors took to looking like Finding Nemo, Sophomores dressed up from the flick, Monsters, Inc. and the Freshmen, being freshmen, had costumes from the movie, Toy Story.