Published on 07/16/10

Georgia 4-H Congress in Atlanta July 20-23

When budget cuts to the University of Georgia this spring put the Georgia 4-H program in peril, hundreds of thousands of 4-H'ers, parents and 4-H alumni across the state spoke up to save it. Next week, the top 4-H'ers will celebrate another year when they come to Atlanta for State 4-H Congress. Following project and portfolio competition, state winners will be selected in 49 project areas.

Project competition will be Wednesday, July 21 from 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Winners will be announced later that evening at Six Flags Over Georgia. A banquet honoring state project winners, as well as judging team champions and team event winners, will be Thursday, July 22 at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia Hotel on Ashford-Dunwoody Rd., Atlanta.

Media interested in covering the event should contact Faith Peppers (770) 601-8008 or for credentials.