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Madison County 4-H Answers a Call to Action

Aug 10, 2020

Kane Reeves & Sharon Tubbs, Madison County Agents

Madison County 4-H'er sewing COVID 19 masks

COVID-19 has created an incredible opportunity to showcase how important the 4-H program and Extension as a whole is to a community. As school systems begin to bring in students as well as offer virtual options, teachers are left questioning where that leaves them in the shuffle. Since most teachers are going to be required to go back to school to teach, the Madison County 4-H program worked with their district superintendent, Marlon King to make mask for the teachers in the district.Through a cooperation with 4-H members, parents and Madison County Family Community Education Club members over 500 4-H masked where made to give to teachers throughout the district.

Material for COVID-19 Masks
Tow Madison County 4-H'ers cutting and sewing material for COVID 19 masks
Madison County 4-H'er perparing material for COVID 19 masks
Madison County 4-H'er cutting material for COVID 19 masks

The material was purchased by 4-H and cut out by the Family and Community Education members. They bagged them up and with the help of the Family and Consumer Sciences agent, the bags were distributed to members to sew. These masks will help with protecting the educators and students while educating the youth we reach, but also help us market our program. In addition to the mask, one Family and Community Education Club member is making headbands that help relieve pressure off the ears while wearing a mask.

Madison County cutting material for COVID-19 face masks
4-H'er from Madison County sewing COVID-19 face masks
Another 4-H'er from Madison County sewing COVID-19 face masks
Another Madison County 4-H'er cutting material for COVID 19 masks