4-H Delegation Attends Electric Congress
A delegation from Burke County attended the 66th annual 4-H Electric Congress July 22-24 at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Two hundred and twenty five 4‑H’ers, adult leaders and Cooperative Extension agents from 60 counties attended the three‑day event. Since 1947, Duke Energy and Dominion North Carolina Power have sponsored the annual congress to emphasize energy conservation and safe electricity use. The 4-H electric energy program is one of the most popular activities among Tar Heel 4-H’ers. The 4-H program is the youth education program of North Carolina Cooperative Extension, based at North Carolina State and North Carolina A&T State universities. More than 237,500 young people between the ages of 5 and 19 participate in North Carolina 4-H activities each year with the help of 20,780 adult and youth volunteers. Pictured from left are John Davis, Extension Agent, 4-H, Mollee Soirez, 16, Daughter of Brent and Rhonda Soirez, Jamie Berry, 16, Daughter of David and Crystal Berry, Pate Pollard, 15, Son of Damon and Julie Pollard, Nicholas Thompson, 11, Son of Jeff and Lisa Thompson, Burke Pollard, 12, Son of Damon and Julie Pollard, and Mr. Wayne Huddleston, Business Relations Manager, Agricultural Market with Duke Energy.