On February 1, 2018, six Paulding County 4-H’ers joined over four-hundred 4-H youth and leaders for 4-H Day at the Capitol. While in Atlanta, they met with their state Senators and Representatives and saw the House of Representatives during that day’s session. The eventful day included visits with Representative Howard Maxwell (Dist. 17), Senator Bill Heath (Dist. 31), Representative Paulette Rakestraw (Dist. 19), Representative Micah Gravely (Dist. 67), followed by Senator Mike Dugan (Dist. 30).
The State 4-H President, Mason McClintock (Bacon County 4-H’er), addressed both houses of the Georgia General Assembly where he along with other 4-H leadership thanked them for their support of 4-H in Georgia. He also pledged Georgia 4-H’s commitment on working to improve our communities. Between visits, the 4-H’ers enjoyed a luncheon provided by the Georgia 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees. During lunch, Governor Nathan Deal and First Lady Sandra Deal reflected on their own involvement and activities in 4-H through the years.
The day concluded with a picture of the state-wide 4-H delegation. Georgia 4-H thanks our state leaders for their warm welcome, coordination of this annual event, and continued support of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Cooperative Extension, and Georgia 4-H.
The Senior 4-H’ers participating included Hannah Bower, Madison Clemente, Colleen Gilroy, Erin Gilroy, Juliette McKinley, Nicholas McKinley, with Patty McIver: 4-H agent, and Juwan Severson, AmeriCorps VISTA member.