Surry County’s 4-H’ers have had a busy summer both at home and on the road this summer. Here’s a recap of some of their many activities.
Surry County took three campers to Betsy Jeff Penn 4-H Camp in Reidsville, the week of July 16-21. Two of these campers, Alyssa Johnson and Sydney Tucker, participated in the Adventurer Program where they took part in advanced activities such as high ropes and camping overnight at the camp outpost.
The other camper, Mallory Estrada, participated in the Traditional Camping program at Betsy Jeff Penn. While at camp, the traditional group canoed, rode horses, shot bows and arrows, swam a lot, went on nature/beaver hikes, made arts and crafts and much more.
If you are interested in 4-H Camp for next summer, please contact Whitney Collins, 4-H Agent at 336-401-8025 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Surry 4-H’ers win honors at State 4-H Congress
Surry County had four attendees for State 4-H Congress this year, Sydney Tucker, Alyssa Johnson, Laken Williams and Rebecca Cahall. The Congress, held in Raleigh July 29-Aug. 1, attracted more than 500 young people and their adult leaders for activities including presentations on a variety of subjects, leadership and citizenship training, service opportunities, officer elections and more.
Surry County 4-H’ers received honors during the State 4-H Congress. Rebecca Cahall, 15, daughter of Bonnie and Robert Cahall of Mount Airy, won bronze in the 14-18 division of Forestry and Wildlife for her presentation on foxes. Laken Williams, 15, daughter of Cathy and Robert Williams of Lowgap, won silver in the 14-18 division of Family and Consumer Science for her presentation about how to pack a suitcase.
4-H’ers attend annual Electric Congress
Two Surry County youth, Rebecca Cahall and Laken Williams, and Surry 4-H volunteer, Bonnie Cahall, attended the 70th Annual 4-H Electric Congress July 11-13 at the University of North Carolina Charlotte. The Congress attracted 155 4-H’ers, adult leaders and North Carolina Cooperative Extension agents from 47 counties attended the three-day event. Since 1947, Duke Energy and Dominion Energy have sponsored the annual congress to emphasize electrical energy concepts, conservation, and safe efficient use. The 4-H electric program is one of the most popular activities among Tar Heel 4-H’ers.