We seek help from everyone in our community!
This year we are putting all our efforts into ensuring Mission Marshall has a good supply of community vacation needs. Please join the Harrison Territory AgriLife Extension Leadership Advisory Board and the Harrison Territory 4-H Council on Canned Food Movers across the community.
This is an opportunity to make a difference in our community. Mission Marshall provides free meals to low-income families, senior citizens, and needy individuals throughout our region. I encourage you to join us in our efforts to help our neighbors. 2020 has shown us a lot of uncertainty and many families using the Mission Marshall probably shouldn’t have used it last year. Let’s come together and make a difference.
Accepted donations for this Holiday Food Drive: Canned Pumpkin, Canned Cassava, Canned Cranberry Sauce, Box Contents, Dry Macaroni, Canned Tuna or Chicken, Canned Green Beans, Rice, Mushroom Cream, Evaporated Milk, Soup Mix and Jell-O / Pudding Mix.
There will be friendly competitions related to the food drive.
There are four categories: Youth Organizations, Government Departments, Adult and Business Organizations.
Prizes will be awarded to winners from each category!
The food drive activity will start today and continue until December 17th. Volunteers will collect donations on two separate dates. Thanksgiving pick-up will be on November 20th and the Christmas pick-up date is December 17th.
If you plan to enter an email competition [email protected] or call 903-935-8413 so we can put you on the list as a delivery point!
Piney Woods Hay Show Results
Thank you to everyone who supported this year’s straw show. This is a multi-county event recently held at the Kelleyville Community Center near Jefferson.
The districts represented are Harrison, Gregg, Cass, Marion and Upshur. We have more than 50 entries submitted for evaluation.
The meal was sponsored by the Dillard Feed house and Nutrena Feeds. We enjoyed some of the best food ever, since our meals were served by Wright On Taco from Harleton.
Our prizes were sponsored by the Harrison County Soil and Water Conservation District, Fish and Quiet Equipment, Marion County Agricultural Bureau, Cass County Equipment, and Longview Tractor. Harrison County was well represented in all four categories, the Bahia Division won by Danny and Susan Goode from 4 Bar S Ranch.
The Common Bermuda Division was won by Waskom’s Scotty Lovelace. The Mixed Grass Division was won by Jess Newsom of Marshall, and Jerry Cargill took second place in the same division.
Sonya McClendon takes third place in Bermuda’s hybrid division. Tony Whitlow of Whitlow Farms owns a first place Bermuda hybrid which also earns him the award and the title of Supreme Champion of the Hay Pineywoods Show.
Thank you to everyone for your support and we look forward to even bigger and better performances next year.
Harrison County Territorial Expert Training
Who are the Texas Master Gardeners?
Expert Gardeners are members of the local community who have an active interest in their lawns, trees, shrubs, flowers and gardens. They are enthusiastic, willing to learn and help others, and are able to communicate with various groups of people.
What really sets Master Gardeners apart from other home gardeners is their specialized training in horticulture. In return for their training, people who become Expert Gardeners donate time as volunteers, working through their Extension offices to provide horticulture related information to their community.
We are currently compiling a list of those interested in the upcoming training. It costs $ 150. You will receive 50 hours of instruction, 32 of which you can complete online. The other 18 hours will be live with some hands-on activities. For more information contact the Extension Office at 903 935 8413 or find more info on Facebook at Harrison County Master Gardeners.