The 2021 Georgia 4-H Gala, hosted by the Georgia 4-H Foundation, will celebrate the immense, decades-long impact 4-H has had on our youth, families, and communities, proving that Georgia 4-H is “Simply The Best.” The event will be held at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta.
Upon arrival, guests will reunite with friends in the hospitality area and then move on to an elegant cocktail reception and extensive silent auction. Dinner follows from acclaimed chef Wolfgang Puck and a special program honoring Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, renowned environmentalist, Diane Davies. The evening will also showcase the 40th anniversary of Georgia 4-H’s Clovers & Co. Afterward, guests can enjoy the post-program piano bar with special guest performances. All donations raised through the Gala will be used to help fund Georgia 4-H programs and facilities throughout the state.
Lifetime Achievement Award
More than 1.2 million participants have enjoyed the Georgia 4-H Environmental Education Program — using the outdoors as a ‘classroom without walls’ to engage K-12 students in experiences that highlight the science, natural resources, and natural history of local ecosystems — since its inception in 1979. This innovative and award-winning program began with a $300 budget, a six-month timeframe, and the determination of Diane Davies, retired University of Georgia Cooperative Extension 4-H specialist and senior public service associate.
“The award was established to recognize individuals who have dedicated time, energy and resources to Georgia 4-H and is considered the highest honor Georgia 4-H can bestow,” said Melanie Biersmith, associate state 4-H leader. “When one considers the contributions of Diane Davies — her many years of outstanding service, the foundation she created, the legacy she developed and the impact her work has had on Georgia 4-H — it’s easy to understand why she is the next recipient. Not only is her work a series of considerable achievements, her work for Georgia 4-H actually represents achievements of a lifetime.”
State 4-H Leader Arch Smith states, “Diane Davies’ contributions to 4-H inspired others across America to enhance outdoor learning opportunities. Much of the continued success of the Georgia 4-H facilities is a result of Diane’s efforts to develop the Georgia 4-H Environmental Education program.”
Read the full article on the CAES Newswire.
Book a trip under the Tuscan sun! As part of our 2021 Georgia4-H Gala Silent Auction, we are offering five trips to Tuscany, Italy available through an InstaBuy option. Each trip is $5,000, and you and your party can select one of the six villas in the photograph below for your lodging and accommodations. The properties are surrounded by lush gardens and a magnificent expansive view of the rolling countryside in the ancient hill town of Manciano. The picturesque location is approximately 1.5 hours north of Rome. Upon arrival, guests ‘live like locals’ with the option to experience Tuscan tours, wine tasting, and cooking classes. Select your seven-night stay for 4 guests anytime in the future, based on availability because there is no expiration date for these trips! Airfare is not included.
Learn more about the Italian getaway here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAgThaoX23U
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To sponsor or donate auction items, please contact Adam Hammond.