4-H 4-ever 4-H’ers hon­ored at an­nual banquet

The Covington News - - Sports -

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.

Pho­tos by Elaine Kim­ble /The Cov­ing­ton News

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.

TERRI KIM­BLE

COLUM­NIST

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