National 4-H Congress

first_img“We haven’t abandoned our agricultural roots,” Stewart said. “We’ve expanded theaudience we serve.” “We want them to see the new South. This is a progressive region with the best ourcountry has to offer in climate, industry and agriculture,” she said. “We have shown acooperation of mutual respect between agriculture and business. And that link is clearin Atlanta. National 4-H Congress brings together 4-H’ers from across the nation and U.S.territories. The teens will discuss challenges they will face in the future and will searchfor solutions. National Congress also has changed to mirror the changing face of 4-H. One big part of the learning experience of the event is community service. “Experiential learning works whether you’re raising a steer in Hahira or a backyardgarden in Decatur,” Stewart said. “We’ve found urban and suburban applications foragriculture. And we’ve established 4-H as the premiere organization teachingleadership and citizenship to America’s youth.” “What better place to teach service and diversity than ‘Atlanta: The City Too Busy toHate’?” Stewart said. “That’s a vital message these young people need to take home.” The Congress convenes the day after Thanksgiving each year. It lasts for four days. Using the lessons of the past 80 years, National 4-H Congress combines its youngmembers’ leadership, citizenship and technological skills. And it puts them to work. “This program will give us an opportunity to unite young people from a multiculturalbase to network, discuss youth issues and establish relationships they will build on forthe rest of their lives,” Stewart said. “Atlanta will be a part of that.” “Plus, Atlanta offers gracious living you can’t get any other place in the world,” shesaid. “National 4-H Council determined that (as it was), it could no longer be funded,”Stewart said. “After National Council abandoned sponsorship, states picked it up andredefined the mission as an educational experience. They strengthened the programfrom just a recognition event.” “National 4-H Congress began as a recognition program for outstanding performance inproject areas,” said Susan Stewart, who coordinates the event. 4-H reaches city and suburban kids in the same way it reached rural students at the turnof the century. Georgia’s 4-H reputation helped land National Congress in Atlanta. “It still is,” said Stewart, a UGA 4-H specialist. “But it has expanded to be aneducational experience that exceeds the scope of what any one state could offer.” Stewart hopes the students won’t leave without a good dose of Southern hospitality. The big event almost ended in 1994. “We now hope National 4-H Congress will help us spotlight Georgia’s outstandingprogram,” Ryles said. “We hope it will introduce 4-H to a new generation ofGeorgians.” The Congress will bring more than 1,200 young people to the city each year. It won’t be another Olympics. It will be a big deal, however, to thousands of youngAmericans. For four years starting in 1998, Atlanta will be the host city for theNational 4-H Congress. A site selection committee made the announcement this week. With more than 5.5 million members (more than 170,000 in Georgia), 4-H reaches anever-changing population. It now includes 1 million city dwellers and more than 2million suburbanites. Only a little more than 700,000 live on farms. About 24 percentare minorities. “National 4-H Congress is the premiere event for 4-H across our country,” said BoRyles, state 4-H leader with the University of Georgia Extension Service. “Citiesnationwide bid for the Congress. We’re thrilled the committee chose Atlanta.”last_img read more

For the sixth year in a row, REXPO is bringing investors to Croatia

first_imgThe International Fair of Investment Projects – REXPO 2017, during two days, on November 30 and December 1, will again in City Plaza, gather numerous participants interested in the development of public and private investment projects.The United Kingdom is a partner country of the fair, and British investors see REXPO as a platform that will enable them to be informed about investment opportunities in Croatia and to make valuable contacts that could encourage greater investment momentum. DAMAC International, a leading investor in luxury real estate in the Middle East, is coming to REXPO with the same goal.The participants will be given a presentation on the most important current Croatian infrastructure project entitled “Peljesac Bridge – an engineering masterpiece“, Maintain Marjan Pipenbaher, the main and responsible designer of the bridge, and REXPO will also host Simone Micheli, one of the most famous names in the field of architectural design in Europe. The aim of his presentation is to inspire potential investors to decide to invest in the development of luxury tourism in Croatia.The second day of the fair is dedicated to investments in tourism. REXPO HTL Day is organized in cooperation with PKF hotelexperts from Vienna, and special partners this year are Hard Rock Hotels, which announced their arrival in Croatia, ie the opening of a 4 or 5 star hotel.See the REXPO 2017 program herelast_img read more

Gillman Home Center announces purchase of Aurora Lumber

first_imgAurora, In. — Officials from the Gillman’s Home Center have announced the purchase of Aurora Lumber.Officials from the Gillman’s Home Center have announced the purchase of Aurora Lumber. Aurora Lumber was founded 150 years ago and has been owned by the Petty family for the last 50 years. Contractors, remodelers and home owners have come to expect quality, integrity and knowledgeable customer service.Curtis Gillman of Gillman Home Center said, “The company plans to build on the valued aspects of Aurora that contributed to its success, including retaining its experienced staff, while enhancing it with Gillman’s innovative merchandise mix and competitive pricing thanks to its increased buying power.”“We believe this is the best decision for the future of our business and its role in the Aurora community,” explained John Petty of Aurora Lumber. “It ensures Aurora Lumber will remain an important resource. Just as importantly, our employees can continue to provide outstanding service and support to our customers. We look forward to this new chapter in our company’s story with Gillman Home Center.”Located in Batesville, Indiana, Gillman Home Center is a full-service hardware and lumber dealer with nine locations in Batesville, Brookville, Centerville, Connersville, Edinburgh, New Castle and Winchester, as well as Eaton and Oxford in Ohio. Gillman was founded in 1980 by Charlie Gillman, a second-generation homebuilder who still runs the company today, along with his sons and approximately 200 other team members.“This really will be the best of both worlds for Aurora Lumber’s customers and employees,” Gillman said. “We are excited about combining the aspects that have made Aurora a successful business for more than 150 years with the unique benefits of Gillman Home Center and creating an outstanding new lumber and home improvement resource for the community.”The business will eventually transition to the Gillman Home Center name.last_img read more

Wildcat Netters Top Indians

first_imgFranklin County High School Boys Varsity Tennis beat Milan High School 4-1.#1 Singles Jack Stirn 6-2, 6-0 vs. Carter Wade#2 Singles Brant Ertel 6-1, 6-0 vs. Nathan Hancock#3 Singles Landen Wuestefeld 3-6, 4-6 vs. Caleb Prozorski#1 Doubles Kurt Oetzel & Lonnie Schwartz 6-3, 6-4 vs. Bo Wade & Brayden Furr#2 Doubles Will Wade & Evan McMillin 6-2, 6-3 vs. Joe Hawk & Shane PhelpsCourtesy of Wildcats Coach Dylan Little.last_img