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Commissioners salute local 4-H members during National 4-H Week
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Seated, left to right: Commissioners Bill Kicklighter, Wayne Tatum, and G.W. Thompson; Chairman Jackie Trim; County Clerk Sheila Mills; and Commissioners Bobby Kennedy and Ricky C. Jarriel. Standing: Ag Agent Derrick Bowen; Rebekah Greene, 4-H Agent; Maribel Gonzalez, 4-H member; Megan Miller, 4-H member; Ariel Cruz, 4-H member; Jesi Lanier, 4-H member; Rachel Stewart, Tattnall Extension Coordinator/FACS Agent; and Ag Agent Aubrey Shirley. - photo by Pam Waters

The Tattnall County Commissioners welcomed the Tattnall County Extension staff and several 4-H members to their meeting of Monday, October 3, 2022, with National 4-H Week observed October 2-8, with a theme of "Opportunity 4All."

Staff in attendance included Rachel Stewart, Tattnall County Extension Coordinator/Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) Agent; Rebekah Greene, Agent/4-H; and Derrick Bowen and Aubrey Shirley, Ag Agents.  Bradley Moye, 4-H Educator, was unable to attend.

The 4-H members attending included Ariel Cruz, a Tattnall County High School (TCHS) senior who is co-president of Tattnall 4-H (along with Jamie Ellis); Maribel Gonzalez, a TCHS junior who served as a Teen Leader at 4-H camp; Jesi Lanier, a TCHS senior who participated in the 4-H State Horse Show; and Megan Miller, who serves as a 4-H Ambassador and is on the Clovers & Company (entertainment) team.

Ariel Cruz also spoke to the commissioners, sharing the positive aspects of her 4-H journey and the opportunities for expression that her District Project Achievement competitions had provided her. She also thanked the commissioners for their support of the 4-H program in Tattnall County.

During a 15-minute intermission in the meeting, the 4-H members and staff served refreshments to the commissioners and guests at the meeting in gratitude for the county's support.