4-H Delegation Attends Annual Electric Congress
A delegation from Burke County attended the 67th annual 4-H Electric Congress July 14-16 at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee. Two hundred 4‑H’ers, adult leaders and N.C. Cooperative Extension agents from 59 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 227,782 young people between the ages of 5 and 19 participate in North Carolina 4-H activities each year with the help of 20,333 adult and youth volunteers.
Pictured from left are John Davis, Burke County 4-H Agent, Mollee Soirez, 16, daughter of Brent and Rhonda Soirez, Pate Pollard, 16, son of Damon and Julie Pollard, Charlie Yancey, 11, son of John and Laura Davis and Curtis Yancey, Burke Pollard, 14, son of Damon and Julie Pollard and Wayne Huddleston, Account Executive, Duke Energy.