Sara Drake: Rowan 4-H’ers get electric

  • Posted: Friday, August 22, 2014 12:52 a.m.
Submitted photo  From left are Cheryl Oster, Sam Oster and Wayne Huddleston, business relations manager, agricultural market, Duke Energy.
Submitted photo From left are Cheryl Oster, Sam Oster and Wayne Huddleston, business relations manager, agricultural market, Duke Energy.

A delegation from Rowan County attended the 67th annual 4-H Electric Congress held July 14-16 at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee. Two hundred 4-H’ers, adult leaders and N.C. Cooperative Extension staff from 59 counties attended the three-day event.

4-H Electric Congress is an educational event designed to recognize excellence in the electric program throughout the state. 4-H Electric Congress travels from region to region of the state, thus allowing for a variety of programming opportunities for everyone. 4-H members participate in workshops, meet their power company representatives, and interact with other electric winners.


Since 1947, Duke Energy and Dominion North Carolina Power have sponsored the annual congress to emphasize energy conservation and safe electricity use. The 4-H electric energy program is one of the most popular activities among Tar Heel 4-H’ers.

The 4-H program is the youth education program of North Carolina Cooperative Extension, based at North Carolina State and North Carolina A&T State universities. More than 227,782 young people between the ages of 5 and 19 participate in North Carolina 4-H activities each year with the help of 20,333 adult and youth volunteers.

For more information concerning 4-H in Rowan County, please contact Sara Drake, 4-H Extension agent, at 704-216-8970 or sara_drake@ncsu.edu. For more information about 4-H or NC Cooperative Extension, call the Rowan Extension Office at 704-216-8970 or visit http://rowan.ces.ncsu.edu.


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