4-H center improved

first_imgBy Sharon OmahenUniversity of GeorgiaA rededication ceremony is planned for August 7 at the Jekyll 4-HCenter on Jekyll Island, Ga. The ceremony officially marks thecompletion of a $1.5 million renovation project at the center,which hosts more than 10,000 Georgia students each year.Operated by UGA’s College of Agricultural and EnvironmentalSciences, the Jekyll 4-H Center is one of five 4-H centers locatedacross the state. Previously operated as a resort hotel, thecollege began leasing the hotel from the State of Georgia/JekyllIsland Authority in 1982. Students first used the facility in1983.”We realized in late February that major repairs were required,”said Arch Smith, assistant leader of the Georgia 4-H Program. “And it was time to modify the building to reflect the currentuse.”4-H campers were housed in neighboring motels during the month ofJune, so the 4-H programs at Jekyll continued withoutinterruption. With the renovations complete the center is nowopen to serve 4-Hers across the state.The rededication ceremony officially announcing the completion ofthe project is set to begin at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 7. The ceremony will be followed by a tour of the Jekyll 4-H Centerat 1 p.m.UGA President Michael Adams and UGA CAES Dean and Director GaleBuchanan will be among the day’s speakers.”We are excited about the new and improved Jekyll 4-H Center,”said Buchanan. “The renovations will allow the center tocontinue to serve students in this area of the state for summercamp, youth conferences and environmental education programs foryears to come.”last_img read more

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