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Long 4-H'ers pick up litter, ready projects
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Long County 4-H'ers pick up trash along Highway 57. - photo by Photo provided.
Members of the Long County 4-H Club recently gathered at the courthouse and did their part to clean up the community.
Students and adult volunteers picked up bottles, cans, paper, boxes and other litter on a segment of Highway 57 stretching from the Ludowici Police Department to Smiley Elementary School. The trash the volunteers cleaned off the road filled 13 garbage bags.
The club continually organizes clean-up days on their own, and works with the Long County Code Enforcement Office on endeavors such as the Rivers
Alive clean-up project and the Earth Day celebration.
The students who participated in this cleanup were were Rita Bolick, Alex Adkins, Hawkeye Lynn, Megan Linck, Georgette Bennett, Inman Miles, Megan Alexander, Cameron Foster, Allison Foster, Malik Flix, Mya Ellerbee, Drew Cantrell, Emily Adams, Kaitlynn Walker, John Lynn, Mary Alexander, Jessica Shanker, Dustin Ellerbee, Nikki Martin, Keyla Jenkins and Austin Overbey.
On Tuesday, the club held a workshop to help prepare fifth- and sixth-grade students who are participating in the Cloverleaf Project Achievement and District Project Achievement through the club.
During the class, the students chose their topic for presentation and received pointers from junior and senior club members. The workshop was the first of several planned by the club to help prepare the fifth- and sixth-graders for the competition, which will take place in Alma on March 21.
The junior and senior students already have completed their portfolios for the project achievement competition. Their finished portfolios were judged in Athens on Thursday, and the students are awaiting the results from the judges. The students also will give a speech and presentation on their topic Feb. 6-8 at Rock Eagle Camp in Eatonton.
The students who entered the competition are Emily Adams, Tori Cooper, Amber DeLoach, Kayla Jenkins, Megan Alexander, Austin Overbey, Sierra Blanchard, Rita Bolick, Maya Ellerbe, Sierra Fernandez, Megan Gaud, Inman Miles, Kicha May, Damian Prevatte, Allison Foster and Chanti Thomas.
The Long County 4-H Club supports Ludowici and Long County. On Dec. 16, the students and adult volunteers visited Coastal Manor Nursing Home to sing Christmas carols to the residents.
For more information on the club, call 545-9549 and ask for Lisa Overbey or Charlotte McGinn.

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