- By April Bowman
- Posted Wednesday, July 28, 2010
4 H Delegation Attends Annual Electric Congress
A delegation from Forsyth County attended the annual 4-H Electric Congress July 12-14 at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Two hundred forty 4 H’ers, adult leaders and Cooperative Extension agents from 63 counties attended the three day event.
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 North Carolina Cooperative Extension at North Carolina State and North Carolina A&T State universities. More than 240,000 young people between the ages of 5 and 19 participate in North Carolina 4-H activities each year with the help of 21,000 adult and youth volunteers.