By Eileen Coite Contributing columnist
March 31, 2014
Springtime is upon us. Flowers are blooming, trees are budding, tractors are active in the fields. Plans are well underway for our Extension Centennial Celebration and events that are leading up to that exciting day for Cooperative Extension.
Are you planning to join us? For those that travel highway 421, you can see the many events we have planned on the marquee near our driveway. We welcome anyone to visit and attend these events, but especially want to highlight two main events: Community Ag Day and our Extension Centennial Day.
Community Ag day will be Saturday, April 5th, and will have so many great, free activities, sites and events for all ages. For more details on Community Ag Day, call the Extension Center at 910-592-7161.
The Extension Centennial Celebration will be Monday, May 5, concentrating from 11am-2pm. Our centennial committee is working hard to highlight the history of Cooperative Extension over the past 100 years. We want to reunite with folks who have worked closely with us during those years, including young people and leaders of 4-H, Extension homemakers and community association members (ECA), Master Gardeners, and of course, our farmers. The committee would like to invite past members of our Extension staff/family. If you worked at the Extension office, volunteered, or participated as a 4-Her, we would love to have you visit.
During the event, we will have areas highlighted with details about each Extension program area: 4-H, Family & Consumer Science, and of course, Agriculture. A rolling slide show will be available to view photos of Extension events and people throughout the past 100 years. We hope that many of our Extension supporters will join us for the day; all are welcome.
As always, call our office at 910-592-7161 for a complete list of Extension activities, and let us know if you plan to join us for our centennial celebration.
(Editor’s Note: Eileen Coite is the County Extension Director with the Sampson County Cooperative Extension Center.)