Seymour said the event is a fundraiser to help 4-H members attend summer camps, including a trip to Washington D. Aubrey Seymour reported the Teen Leaders Club recently elected officers.The new officers are President Brennen Seymour, Vice-president Amber Morris, Secretary Aubrey Seymour, Treasurer Madison Bagley, reporter Alec Frachiseur, and reporters Roni Rivas and Katie Cowling.
Committee chairperson, Ronda Pounds reported the committee awarded 48 scholarships totaling $25,725 last year.
She said the committee has awarded over $398,247 to 1,045 students over the course of the committee's 32-year history.
Influenza antiviral prescription drugs, like Tamiflu, can be used to prevent or treat influenza if started soon after symptoms begin.
People who are at a higher risk for complications from the flu include: children aged two years old and younger; adults aged 65 and older; pregnant women, or women up to two weeks after delivering a child; people with a suppressed immune system; people with chronic health problems, like asthma, diabetes, cancer and heart disease; and residents of nursing homes or other chronic care facilities.
All of the proceeds will help provide scholarships to local seniors.
The Arkansas Department of Health is offering free flu shots in all local heath units.
The Scholarship Committee has also authorized an alumni fund through which former students of Ashdown High School and businesses may contribute to the program in any amount, at any time.
Such contributions may be made in honor of or in memory of friends and loved ones. Pounds said all donors are invited to attend the tea and they are welcome to participate in presenting the scholarship that they are giving.
Any Arkansan who has not yet received a flu shot can go to the local health unit near them.
The Arkansas Department of Health is reporting 125 flu-related deaths so far this season. It is not too late to get your flu shot this flu season.
She said the club is for 4-H members between the ages of 12 and 19.