Personal Column

Alana W. West
Newberry County

Newberry County 4-H is given the chance to highlight programs and opportunities on a monthly basis with a local newspaper column entitled Their View in the Newberry Observer, a local news source. The column is written by Nebwerry County 4-H Agent, Alana West with a goal of 500 words. Considering the audience of most printed newspapers is generally older, this column is not our primary means of drawing youth to 4-H programs, but rather to inform the public of what 4-H is doing in the community.  Topics for the column have included introductions to 4-H and the local Extension Office staff, registration information for upcoming programs, and even how to pick a proper Christmas tree. Information in the column is written in a candid manner, allowing readers to feel a connection. The Newberry Observer reaches approximately 6,500 readers with it's paper copy and 8,250 readers online.