A small but enthusiastic delegation from Wake attended the annual 4-H Electric Congress July 13-15 at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Two hundred twenty 4‑H’ers, adult leaders and Cooperative Extension agents from 59 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 239,000 young people between the ages of 5 and 19 participate in North Carolina 4-H activities each year with the help of 23,000 adult and youth volunteers.
Pictured from left are Geoff Dietrich, Wake County 4-H Volunteer, Rebecca Dietrich, daughter of Geoff and Sarah Dietrich of Raleigh, who was our Wake County 4-H delegate to Electric Congress, and Dewitt Smith, Meter and Energy Systems Director at Progress Energy.