4-H 4-ever 4-H’ers honored at annual banquet
If you compare the photos side by side, you’ll spot differences between those first 4-H winners back in 1905 and those of today.
Mostly, there were no girls in those photos, and the only project was corn.
Also, they won things like bat guano (fertilizer), which I’ve been told wouldn’t much be appreciated today.
But some things never change – like the glow on each face of pride in a job well done.
4-H’ers belong to a group, develop as individuals, give generously to their communities, and learn to master different skills.
At the annual 4-H banquet, they celebrate making the best better in each of their lives.
We also celebrate and thank the individuals, organizations, and government boards whose support makes our program so suc- cessful.
Special thanks also to donors and bidders in the annual silent auction, including both 4-H families and businesses Hayes Furniture, Belk’s of Conyers, and Carmike Cinema.
To learn more or join, call us anytime. Sixth through twelfth graders should attend the first County Council 4-H meeting of the year on Monday, September 10, at the Newton County Administration Building at 6 p.m.
Cloverleaf 4-H’ers from the first through 5th grades competed this year in Project Achievement, livestock and horse shows, horse judging and shooting sports, as well as serving as club officers and performing community service.
Sixth through 12th graders honored at the 4-H banquet were from left: Flannery Peay, Ken Galloway, Samantha Aderhold, Solange Lord, Liz Simpson, Bradford Porter, Cati Aevaliotis, Mallori Johnson, Jamie Aevaliotis, Kara Gartner, Michelle Lewis, Kacie Gartner, Mary Lathem, Audrey Holder, Aspen Dobbins, Kayla Gartner, Catherine Little, MaKenzy McCord, Austin Nichols, Trent Fowler, Beau Worley, and Morgan Worley. The 4-H’ers represent home, public and private schools across the county, and competed in a variety of judging teams, livestock and horse shows, project achievement, and other educational contests throughout the year.
4-H adult volunteers donated more than 5,000 hours of service to local youth over the last year. Newton County 4-H also honored the organizations and groups supporting the club. Pictured from left: Shakila Henderson Baker (Newton County Board of Education), Jamie McCord, Frank Peay, Sandra Gartner, Scott McCord, Joan Holder, Will Gartner, Leslie Lathem, Colleen Lewis, Dianna Galloway, Todd Teasley (Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center), Leila Elkins, Earnest Nichols, Doug Kimble, Laura Aevaliotis, Elaine Kimble, Tim Cannon, John Aevaliotis, Sheri Kiakuras, Jennifer Towns, Russell Towns, Martha Worley, Charles Woodward (Piedmont Cattlemen's Association), and T. Mort Ewing (Newton County Board of Commissioners.