Carroll County students attend 4-H Day at Capitol
Carroll County 4-H clubs had 13 members attend 4-H Day on Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the state Capitol in Little Rock. The Carroll County members were among 800 4-H members from across the state that gathered at the Capitol to turn the state house green. The members heard talks from Gov. Asa Hutchinson, Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin, Attorney General Leslie Rutledge and Land Commissioner Larry Williams to begin the day in the Capitol Rotunda where the governor signed a 4-H proclamation.
The members had the opportunity to discuss duty and upcoming Senate actions with State Sen. Bob Ballinger of Berryville and tour the senate chamber. They also had an opportunity to visit with State Rep. Ron McNair of Alpena on the second floor of the rotunda of the Capitol.
The members attended a private session in the House of Representatives Gallery hosted by Benny Speaks from Mountain Home. Speaks discussed the differences in the two houses and gave a short history lesson. That students said it was informative and enjoyable.
The group toured the Capitol and visited the Treasurerís Office where they had the chance to hold $100,000 from the state vault. The group then dropped in on the Arkansas Supreme Court in session and visited with Arkansas Supreme Court Associate Justice Courtney Hudson Goodson and Associate Justice Robin F. Wynne.
Attending with the 4-H members from Carroll County were county extension agents Tamara Allen and Olivia Foster and 4-H parent Kristy Armer.