State and Local Lawmakers Visit 4-H Fair

State Rep. James Arciero recently joined with Selectperson Patricia Wojtas of Chelmsford and Selectman Elizabeth Almeida of Westford for the 64th Middlesex County 4-H Fair held in Westford.

This annual three-day event is the product of hundreds of hours of work by volunteers under the auspices of the Middlesex County 4-H.  The fair involves youth exhibits, animal husbandry demonstration, as well as cooking, food preservation and craft demonstrations.

The 4-H is geared towards young people learning life skills, building self-confidence, developing responsibility, and setting and achieving goals.

The organization is open to boys and girls ranging in age from 5 to 18 and in addition to their group meetings, the members work on community service projects.

The 4- H name stands for Head, Heart, Hands and Health and comes from the member’s pledge which states, “I pledge my Head to clearer thinking, my Heart to greater loyalty, my Hands to larger service and my Health to better living, for my club, my community, my country and my world.”