"A simpler time, a sweeter place, a lesson, a laugh, a father and a son," reads the plaque below the statue of Andy and Opie in Mount Airy, N.C.
Many 4-H alumni talk about the days of county camps in locations closer to home, such as using Salem Campground.
How about a big, juicy, rib-eye steak for dinner Thursday night?
The Jekyll Island 4-H Center is home to so many of my 4-H memories.
What a magical weekend at Wahsega 4-H Center we've had for Master 4-H Camp.
Ninety-three Newton 4-H'ers, teen leaders and adults spent the week at the time-honored tradition of 4-H summer camp. This year, the Cloverleaf campers joined nearly 800 other campers at Rock Eagle 4-H Center as Shawnees competing for the tribal shield.
Newton 4-H'ers were part of the record 117 participants in the 55th 4-H Citizenship Ceremony at State 4-H Council last month.
Newton 4-H'ers brought home top honors the last week in horse and livestock competitions.
It is so much easier to do it ourselves.
In 1975, Frank W. Fitch added cabins at Rock Eagle 4-H Center, but nothing like the ones you've likely stayed in. He built small wooden huts in the woods for a more traditional camping experience.
Sometimes people mistakenly think we get the summer off.
School's out and 4-H is kicking off a huge summer of fun for all ages. Call us at 770-784-2010 with any questions, or visit us on the second floor of the Newton County Administration Building from 8 a.m. to noon or 1 to 5 p.m. weekdays (closed on Memorial Day).
The bell tower chimes 10 a.m. on a beautiful Saturday morning in Oxford, as hundreds of black-robed graduates march across the courtyard following a bagpiper.
Five years ago, an eighth grade 4-H'er came up to me at Relay for Life, excitedly telling me how 4-H should have a team.
Despite strong competition from several schools, Oak Hill Elementary again topped the charts in Newton 4-H this year.