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Effingham County 4-H on the road, students earn reward trips
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4-H’ers in the Rose Garden at the University of Georgia Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens in Savannah - photo by Photo provided

Effingham County Cloverleaf 4-H Project Achievements earn a special trip to the University of Georgia Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens outside of Savannah.  

Awardees included Garrett Armstrong, Danny Babineau, Kelsie Bennett, Harris Cutcher, Kayla Eddy, Katie Elliott, Justin Frazier, Bradley Hall, Benjamin Heller, Beaman King, Olivia Laverenz, Bailey Morris, Rachel Northrope, Austin Norwood, Brooke Richardson, Haley Rowe, Destiney Tilley, David Whitten III, Casie Wilson and Eliza Youmans.

The youth were accompanied by Jan Hall, 4-H agent; Connie Heidt, 4-H program assistant; Bill Tyson, county coordinator and agriculture agent; and Becky Smith, Extension secretary.

The 4-H’ers toured the historic bamboo collection, the cottage garden with the Georgia Gold Medal Plant collections, the butterfly garden, the water wise garden and the beautiful rose garden. The afternoon also included fishing in one of the two large ponds, lunch catered by Chick-fil-A, topped off with picking strawberries in season.

For more information about how your youth can become involved, contact the Effingham County Cooperative Extension Office at 754-2134.

Submitted by:
Jan M. Hall
County Extension Agent, 4-H and Youth Development
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension
Effingham County