Carbon County officials recognize people who, through their talents and efforts, make the county a good place.

During the county commissioners' meeting Thursday, the board proclaimed the week of March 13 as 4-H week. Representatives from the organization were present at the event and gave each of the commissioners a gift for the proclamation.

Before presenting the recognition, Commissioner William O'Gurek, chairman, read the proclamation.

It states "The youth of Carbon County is one of the county's most valuable resources ... 4-H members contribute to environmental improvement, community service, food production and participate in programs that aid in youth development, health, nutrition, home improvement and family relationships.

"4-H youth apply leadership skills, acquire a positive self-concept and learn to respect and get along with people ... Therefore, the Carbon County Board of Commissioners proclaim the week of March 13-19, 2011, as '4-H Week in Carbon County' and urge all citizens to give recognition to the people involved in the 4-H program."

Commissioners O'Gurek, Charles Getz, and Wayne Nothstein, thanked the group for all of their efforts.

"Thank you to all the families and students that participate in this program," Nothstein said. "It's one of the greatest youth organizations in the country alongside scouting."

He added that he looks forward to the annual Carbon County Fair because he enjoys seeing the projects that the 4-Hers do. He also urged everyone to attend the 4-H auction, which is held at the fair.

Getz, who is also an advocate for the 4-H auction, also congratulated the adults and leaders of the clubs because they help keep the kids focused and on the right path.

The Carbon County 4-H program is a youth organization, for anyone age 8-18, that teaches girls and boys how to be leaders through projects that range from sewing and rocketry to traveling and raising livestock.