Elbert County 4-H Getting Settled in New Building

July 8, 2013

The Elbert County Cooperative Extension office has finally resumed operations at their new location.

The move was first discussed back in May during a meeting of the Elbert County Board of Commissioners about the office moving from its previous location behind the fairgrounds, to the vacant Beaverdam Elementary School.

Clay Talton, with the extension office, says the new location is an upgrade.

“We were just having a lot of issues with the roof having a lot of leaks when we would have heavy rains”, said Talton. “We approached the Board of Commissioners about using that facility, and it has worked out quite well for us so far.”

Talton does say that just because the office has changed locations does not mean the old 4-H Building will be done away with.

“We’re still going to use the old 4-H center for our BB team and other activities or meetings, and we will go from there”, explained Talton.

An open house is in the works, and Talton says that could happen in a few months when they are good and settled.

“We are thinking about planning an open house or grand opening event for the community”, said Talton. “In the meantime however, I do invite people to come by and see the new place, and see what all we have put into it.”

He says they still have some things to move over to the new Beaverdam location, but says they are fully operational and ready to help current and new clients.

The number for the Cooperative Extension Office remains the same, so contact (706) 283-2037 for any questions or for more information about the move.