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Groups celebrate National 4-H Week
4-H'ers pose for a photograph during a recent camp. - photo by Photo provided.
All 155,000 Georgia 4-H groups are celebrating National 4-H week Oct. 3-9. Festivities include fun activities, project competitions and meeting new people through 4-H programs. Liberty and Long counties’ 4-H programs are part of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
Long County 4-Hers placed first this year at the state archery match at Rock Eagle and third at the national match in Texas. They also camped at three of the five Georgia 4-H centers in the state.
“The Long County 4-H programs offer so much to the youths here,” said Lisa Overbey, 4-H program assistant with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences or Family and Consumer Sciences. “There is a project in 4-H that interests almost everyone. Participants find what’s for them through learning and judging events, fun activities, community volunteering or statewide competitions.”
In addition to projects and competitions, 4-H members can go to events all over the state and nation, including UGA football and basketball days; beach, mountain and city camps; and trips to Rock Eagle and Washington, D.C.
But the 4-Hers aren’t the only ones having fun. Adult volunteers work with 4- Hers, helping them prepare for competitions, sharing their knowledge and, most importantly, spending time with them.
“I don’t know what we’d do without our volunteers,” Overbey said. “They work with our 4-Hers on so many projects and teams.”
For more information on 4-H programs, call 876-2133 in Liberty County or 545-9549 in Long County.

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