Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Brunswick County 4-H’ers attend Electric Congress

Brunswick County 4'Hers recently attended Electric Congress at UNCW. Photo courtesy N.C. Cooperative Extension.
Brunswick County 4-H’ers recently attended Electric Congress at UNCW. Photo courtesy N.C. Cooperative Extension.

A delegation from Brunswick County 4-H recently attended the 68th annual 4-H Electric Congress at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

According to a news release from the N.C. Cooperation Extension, 180 4‑H youth, adult leaders and Extension staff from 54 counties attended the three-day event last month. 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 232,000 young people between the ages of 5 and 19 participate in North Carolina 4-H activities each year with the help of 20,563 adult and youth volunteers, according to the news release.

To learn more about Brunswick County 4-H and how you can participate the Electricity Project or other Brunswick County 4-H activities, contact Angie Lawrence, 4-H Program Assistant, at angie_lawrence@ncsu.edu. You can also call the Cooperative Extension office at 910-253-2610.

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