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Reviewing 4-H Clubs in the 1950s
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Front Row L to R: Linda Gail Mock (Neurath), Gaile Scott (Sullivan) & Diane Gnann. Back row: Patricia Scott (Snooks), Larry Zettler, Paul Neal Weitman, Louise Seckinger (Nelson) and Martell Zipperer (Hall). - photo by Photo submitted

The Effingham County Fair will celebrate 75 years beginning Oct. 22, 2018. Through the years the local 4 H Clubs have offered the young people an opportunity to show off their skills with entries of handwork, animals, food, canned goods, etc. for prizes (place ribbons and cash awards) at the Fair. As groups the clubs displayed booths in competition for cash prizes. 4 H is sponsored by the Georgia Extension Service. In the 1950s leaders were known as the County Agent (usually male) and Home Demonstration Agent (female). 4 H and the Georgia Extension Service have always had key roles along with local volunteers and organizations in sponsoring the Fair. 

These photos look back to some of the young folks in the 1950s when Janelle Robinson (Seckinger) was the Effingham Home Demonstration Agent. Her daughter Krista Seckinger   shared these photographs. 

This was written by Susan Exley from Historic Effingham Society. If you have photos or historical information to share contact her at 912-754-6681 or email