by Johanna Hicks
Souper Bowl of Caring
Now that we know who will be playing in the Super Bowl, be part of something greater by impacting people’s lives! Our Hopkins County 4-H Clubs are teaming up with tacklehunger.org to inspire every household that watches (or has watched) an NFL game to donate just one food item. So if you watched a pre-playoff match, a play-off game, or plan to watch the Super Bowl, you are challenged to participate! That would provide enough food to feed many people for a long time. All foods that are donated and monetary contributions will stay in Hopkins County.
There are four drop-off stations: Hopkins County Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office, 1200 W. Houston, Sulphur Springs, Sulphur Springs High School, Alliance Bank, Sulphur Springs, and the Sulphur Springs News-Telegram. Several food items arrived at the Extension Office, but we hope for much more. Our County 4-H Council members will bring food items to the February 7 meeting, so they lead by example. Our goal is to top the previous donation of 253 pounds of food, and with your help, we can do it! Approximately 21% of the children in Hopkins County live in poverty, and 23% of adults under the age of 25 are uninsured, so there is a definite need!
Food items will be collected through February 14 and delivered to local agencies on February 15 for distribution to clientele. Please help us make this year’s event a huge success!
Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes Reminder
We still have a few remaining seats for the 2022 “Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes” series, scheduled for February 14, 17, 21, 24, and 28. This series covers self-management, diabetes medicines, physical activity, meal planning, and more. If you have diabetes or know someone who could benefit from attending this series, don’t hesitate to reach out by calling 903-885-3443. Sessions will be at 1:30 pm at the Hopkins County Extension Office. A small one-time fee of $20, payable at the first session, will cover materials, refreshments, door prizes, and top-notch presenters.
A sympathetic heart is like a spring of pure water bursting forth from the mountainside–anonymous.