Happy Hour: Girls Use 4H Knowledge to Survive 2 Days in the Woods

A pair of sisters in North Carolina wandered away from their home over the weekend looking for their favorite "rock slide". But, they got lost along the way. The 8 and 5 year old girls got lost in a heavily wooded area. They didn't know where they were but they knew to stay put. It rained over the weekend and temperatures dropped into the 40s. But, they used what they learned from camping and at 4H to keep them alive until they were found.

They had no food or water but knew enough to drink rainwater off of the leaves. The 8 year old is the one who took charge and kept her little sister from getting scared.

Miraculously, both girls were perfectly find and their mother says she feels like the luckiest person on earth.


A Fonda-Fultonville student celebrated her birthday by organizing donation drive for some local animal shelters. Third grader Ginger White decided to do a community project for her 9th birthday and decided to help the animals at shelters.  

White made posters, set up collection sites in the elementary school and collected donation items for a week in February. On the last day of the drive, her family came in to help her sort and box up the donations, then deliver them to Brennan Memorial Humane Society in Gloversville, the Montgomery County ASPCA in Amsterdam and the Ayres Memorial Animal Shelter in Sprakers.

Of course we end in South Glens Falls where the South High Marathon Dance raised $837,860, setting yet another record!

The money will go towards helping 30 recipients from the community who are in need. One of them is Gabby Potter, a 4th grader in the district who has a number of health problems. She says she looks forward to being the "helper" rather than the one being helped".

The event is student-run. This was Year 42!

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