STUDENTS COLLABORATE ON COMMUNITY PROJECT
Riverview FFA students and White County 4-H members worked hand-in-hand to repair and update an unused city park in Judsonia. Using a $1,000 grant from White County Community Foundation's Giving Tree Program, these students rescued a dilapidated city park and created a refurbished riding facility.
Work included replacing fencing around the arena, removing old bucking chutes, removing an announcer's stand, and installing new gates. Many hazards were removed to provide a safe riding environment for kids and horses.
With improvements completed, White County 4-H Horse Club began meeting regularly at the arena in June, 2012. The Club meets twice a month and the members hope to continue with improvements as funding allows.
"It turned out to be a great way for youth from both 4-H and FFA to work together for the good of the community," said Amy Heck, County Extension Agent/4-H. "This park was sittng there unused and now it's a place to conduct safe horse related activities and events!"