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.
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).
I spent Saturday morning sitting on the back of a pickup at the Walton County Agricultural Center, listening as the 4-H'ers and parents sat around in safety orange T-shirts waiting on each shooter's turn.
Forty-five Cloverleaf 4-H'ers in the fourth through sixth grades competed at District Project Achievement this year. Each researched, wrote and presented a 4- to 6-minute illustrated talk on a topic of his or her choice. They presented in club meetings, at County Project Achievement and at District Project Achievement.
It might be a gloomy Saturday morning riding across Atlanta, but for the nearly 50 fourth, fifth and sixth graders who arrived, loaded a bus before 7:30 a.m. in Covington, the excitement level is high.