The Eastern Region 4-H All Stars, a service organization of the Tennessee 4-H Clubs recently conducted its fall conference in Gatlinburg. During the conference, seven Polk County 4-H club members were initiated into the State 4-H All Star organization. Madison Waters, Katie Isbill, Nathan McNelly, Christopher Stewart, Abigail Firestone, Halee Merrell, and Holly Merrell were initiated after submitting a report on their service projects for 2011 and passing the 4-H All Star exam. Service project reported by the new initiates included, delivering food on Thanksgiving, working at camp Agape’, volunteering for People Helping People, working at the food bank, providing Christmas gifts for Operation Christmas Child, leading groups at 4-H camp and farm day, etc. The new All Star’s pledged to continue their service to others as part of their 4-H project. Tennessee 4-H All Stars is the second level in the Tennessee 4-H recognition program for outstanding 4-H members. Through active participation in their 4-H clubs, 4-H'ers in seventh-12th grades can earn points toward becoming members of the 4-H Honor Club. Once they complete the eighth grade, Honor Club members may apply for membership in 4-H All Stars. Membership in All Stars is based on SERVICE, which is the All Star motto. Polk County All Star Initiates and member who attended the 2011 conference. From left are Josh Gaskill, Madison Waters, Katie isbill, Abigail Firestone, Holly Merrell, Riley Peakand Chance Forestone. Back row: Robert Peak, Nathan McNelly, Christopher Stewart, Halee Merrell, Joe Gaskill. Not picture Zane Winder. The 4-H program is open to youth ages 9 - 19 contact the U.T. Extension office for more information 338-4503.