National 4-H Week is October 2-9 and two local groups are competing all for a good cause.
October 9 is the date for this year's 4-H One Day event. The project in both Grayson County and Cooke County is a food drive, ending on October 9. Look for collection boxes in various stores, or donations can be made on Saturday, October 9.
Grayson County collection points- Baskin's in Sherman and at the entrance to the Grayson County Fair at Loy Lake Park, near Frontier Village. Grayson County's food drive will benefit the food banks at Your Neighbor's House in Whitesboro, and the new Grand Central Station soup kitchen in Sherman.
Cooke County will also have collection boxes in various locations, with the big push at Depot Days in Gainesville on Saturday, October 9. They will also have activities at Depot Days, with the cost to play being a can of food. The Cooke County donations will benefit VISTO (Volunteers In Service to Others), which includes the Backpack Buddies nutrition program for children.
They are making it a competition between Cooke County and Grayson County. The losing county will host a Christmas party for the winning County Council.
For more information about 4-H, visit the state website at texas4-h.tamu.edu/.
For more information about Grayson County 4-H, call the Texas AgriLife Extension Service at 903-813-4203. Information about Cooke County 4-H is available from the Cooke County Extension Office at 940-668-5412.