August 2012 NewsFlash

4-H and Hero Packs

4-H Educators Deborah Albrecht and Debra Brodhecker met recently with the Pike County Interagency Council to share information about the 4-H youth program for children age 5-19.

4-H members learn by doing and so did the Interagency Council members who created “Worry Dolls” to be included in Hero Packs. The Hero Pack is a backpack with school supplies and communication materials so children can keep in touch with their parents. The packs also have some fun items like base-balls, sunglasses, and books. The hero packs are a way to hand-deliver a salute to military children and youth for their strength and sacrifices while parents are deployed.

The Pike County Interagency Council promotes networking and education among the human service organizations of Pike County. For more information visit their website at

For more information about 4-H and the Hero Pack project contact Penn State Extension, Milford, PA, call 570-296-3400, or e-mail To learn about 4-H: or

Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce.

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