Haywood Extension 4-H Delegation attends Electric Congress

Aug 13, 2013
Photo by: Donated photo Haywood County delegation members Lindsey Wicker, Kaitlin Frazier, Rachel Warren, Holly Warren and agent Coley Bartholomew attended the annual 4-H Electric Congress in July.

A delegation from Haywood County attended the 66th annual 4-H Electric Congress July 22 to 24 at UNC-Charlotte.

The Haywood County delegation included: Lindsey Wicker, Kaitlin Frazier, Rachel Warren, Holly Warren and agent Coley Bartholomew. Two hundred and twenty five 4‑Hers, 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.  4-Hers participated in workshops to construct a simple circuit, electric car, as well as donate fans to a nearby assisted living facility in Charlotte.

The 4-H electric energy program is one of the most popular activities among Tar Heel 4-Hers. The 4-H program is the youth education program of N.C. Cooperative Extension, based at N.C. State and N.C. A&T State universities. More than 237,500 young people between the ages of five and 19 participate in North Carolina 4-H activities each year with the help of 20,780 adult and youth volunteers.

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