LOGAN – Thursday night, military members and their families gathered together at the National Guard Armory for a Holiday Party hosted by the USU Extension 4-H. This is the third year the USU Extension 4-H has hosted the dinner.
“The first year we had the dinner, a lot of our servicemen and women here in Utah were being deployed,” explained USU Extension 4-H Agent Scott Williams. “When we started this, it was on people’s minds, the sacrifice of our servicemen and women. It was in the news more. I just think it’s important that we always remember the sacrifice of these men and women and appreciate what they do for us.”
Cache County 4-H Office Administrative Assistant Julee Webb said that 4-H tries to do several events throughout the year for military families.
“Military families travel from place to place and they need something stable in each of those places,” she said. “4-H is something that’s national and can bring the military people in. It gives them a place to go to find community across the country.”
Cafe Sabor catered the dinner and there were several crafts and activities for children to enjoy at the Holiday Party. The dinner was served by several Cache County 4-H youth members.
Webb added that it is important for youth to get involved and serve their community. Recently, the youth in the program tied over 40 quilts and delivered them to different locations around town.