Nancy M. Young: June 30, 208
Published 2:12 pm Saturday, June 30, 2018
Schley, Marion county 4-H’ers attend Camp Wahsega
The 4-H’ers from Schley and Marion counties attended a wonderful week of camp from June 11-15 at Camp Wahsega, near Dahlonega in the North Georgia mountains.
The campers had fun packed schedules of education activities such as stream ecology where they hiked and learned about different trees and wildlife in the forest.
They attended archery classes where they also had the opportunity to learn about the gear and shooting techniques with a bow and arrows. They also had survival classes where they built a structure using branches to shelter from the weather.
They had many enjoyable recreational activities such as swimming in the pond, sliding down the waterfalls, high ropes
that included the zip line and the Flying Squirrel. They also had the pleasure of tubing down the river. Yes, there was a climbing wall and when you reached the top, you would ring the bell. There were arts and crafts and the week culminated with the 4-H Dance.
These are just a few of the highlights and many activities the 4- H’ers enjoyed this past week.
The campers who attended from Marion County were Sophie Parker, Camren Spikes, Paige Barrentine, Baileigh Barrentine, and Gracie Rae Hagin.
Schley County 4-H’ers attending were Kymani Brazle, Kristen Nathasingh, Laney Martin, Ashley Menard, Robert Wills, Alyssa Wills, Jackson Tallent, Grace Ann Tallent, Cole Bell, Rowdy Hines, Parker Ellis, Madison Barnes, Amber Wohrley, Mackenzie Wohrley, Addison Ammons, Chelci Woody, Aden Nixon, Kaden English, Harper Bishop, Kaleigh Johnson, Sara Beth Murray, Shquandria Rogers, Carlee Zanders, Emily Wilder, Ryder Garner, Matthew Harrell, Brandon Yanez, Gus Harris, Colton Brown, Makenzie Jones, and Tillery Tyler.
Adult leaders from Schley County were Brenda Welch, Schley County Program assistant; Lily Harbuck, Teen Leader; Matt Murdoch, coordinator of Schley and Marion counties Extension Service; and Carol Elliot Marion County secretary.
They all appreciate Mark Williams from Marion County for driving the bus.
There are five different locations for Georgia’s 4-H Camps throughout the state with campers from fifth through 12th grades. For more information on 4-H H, contact your local County Extension Office.
Rainbow Garden Club Yard of the Month
The Rainbow Garden Club of Ellaville has chosen June’s Yard of the Month. Jackie English has been awarded this honor/
Jackie has a lovely flower garden and yard.
Each month the Garden Club places the award sign in the winner’s yard.
Plesses celebrate 40th anniversary with cruise
On June 6, Chuck and Grace Pless flew out of Seattle, Washington, to begin their 40th wedding anniversary celebration on an Alaskan cruise through the interior waterways of Southern Alaska.
They arrived two days before the cruise in Seattle so they could see some sights such as the Space Needle that was built for the 1962 World’s Fair. They took the bus tour of the city and
saw Pike’s Fish Market and ate at the famous restaurant.
Two days later they left on their cruise. The first stop was Juneau, Alaska, where they panned for gold, and went to Alaska salmon bake which they said was delicious.
One thing special they saw from the beginning were Bald Eagles everywhere.
Their next stop was Skagwag where they went on a four-hour train ride up the slopes following Skagway River where thousands of men traveled during the Yukon Gold Rush of 1898.
The next day they traveled up to Glacier Bay and watched the calving of Marjorie’s Glacier, where huge chunks of ice fell into the water. It stands 250 feet above the water’s surface and extends 100 feet below the water surface. Chuck said this was breath-taking to see.
Their next stop was Ketchikan where they toured Bights Totem State Park and saw authentic Tlingit Indian totem poles and learned of the poles’ history and stories behind the colorful carvings.
At each stop they were able to go into the towns and see all sights. Their last stop before heading back to Seattle was Victoria, British Columbia where they toured the city.
Chuck said all of their stops, sights, food, and people they met were just great.
They returned home on June 16. Chuck said it’s difficult to put into words how beautiful it was.