For a little more than two years, Archery World, located on I-45 north of town, has allowed the Madison County 4-H Archery Club to practice in their facility every week. They also helped the youth learn to shoot and adjust their bows at no cost.
This generosity allowed more than 60 different 4-H kids to enjoy the sport of archery.
On average, the club would see anywhere from 10-20 kids from all walks of life come in each week and enjoy putting arrows down range into all kinds of targets. This opportunity helped the youth discover passion and ability they never knew they had.
Mere words can’t thank Archery World, the owner, and the staff enough for the investment they put into the youth in the Madison County 4-H Archery Club. It is a gesture that will positively affect these kids for a lifetime.
Unfortunately, the business has announced that they will be closing the doors soon. The 4-H club would like to publicly thank them for all that they allowed them to do and to learn over the past two years. It was an opportunity that not many youth have the privilege to enjoy.
Thank you Archery World for your donation of facilities, time, teaching and mentoring to so many youth in Madison County.
With this news, the 4-H Archery club will be looking for a new location to host its weekly practices and club business meetings. It may be difficult but I am confident that this great community in Madison County will help to find a new location.
The 4-H and Youth Development Program is open to all youth ages 5-8 for Clover Kids and 8-18 for 4-H members and is managed by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.
The Madison County Extension office is located at 300 W. School St. Room 101. Please fill free to call us at (936) 348-2234 for any questions regarding the archery project or any other topics.