Group from Rowan attends 4-H Electric Congress
Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 1, 2009
A delegation from Rowan County attended the annual 4-H Electric Congress July 13-15 at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. The three-day event drew 220 4-Hers, adult leaders and Cooperative Extension agents from 59 counties.
Since 1947, Progress Energy, 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 conducted by N.C. Cooperative Extension at N.C. State and N.C. A&T State universities.
More than 239,000 young people between the ages of 5 and 19 participate in North Carolina 4-H activities each year with the help of 23,000 adult and youth volunteers.