May 28, 2002
MECKLENBURG COUNTY TO HOST
4-H LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS GALA
U.S. Senator and Racing Legend Among the 2002 Honorees
Charlotte, NC – Although
4-H may have been born on the farm, these days fewer than two percent of 4-H members actually live on a farm. Members hail from Charlotte, Greensboro, Raleigh, and everywhere in between – learning valuable lessons about life, leadership and service.
May 30, 2002, Mecklenburg County Cooperative Extension’s 4-H Youth Development will host 4-H members and corporate sponsors from across North Carolina. The “Celebrating 100 Years of 4-H Excellence”
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS GALA
will be held at the Adams Mark Hotel at 555 South McDowell Street in Charlotte.
The gala begins at
6:30pm with a “4-H Showcase Reception” and silent auction. The reception will include interactive exhibits, kids’ activities and entertainment to demonstrate how 4-H makes a difference in young lives. The gala culminates with dinner at
7:45pm and the presentation of the 2002 4-H Lifetime Achievement Awards:
· U.S. Senator
Jesse Helms (in absentia)
· Racing legend
· Agriculture and business leader
· Education leader
Dr. Dudley Flood
Outstanding 4-H talent from the area will also perform during the dinner. Funds collected from the gala support curriculum development, awards and incentives for outstanding achievements by members, volunteer training, camp programs for disadvantaged children and innovative teen programs. Because Syngenta has graciously underwritten the event, 100% of the corporate sponsorships will provide direct benefit to 4-H members, volunteers, and staff.