Atlanta Vocal Project makes its Rome debut at the “Harmony in the Hills” concert on Friday, April 13, 8 p.m. at the DeSoto Theatre, 530 Broad St., Rome, as part of the Parker FiberNet Concert Series. Under the direction of Clay Hine, Atlanta Vocal Project is an Atlanta-area a cappella choruses specializing in the barbershop. The group is recognized as one of the 10 highest-scoring chapters in the Barbershop Harmony Society’s Chapter Achievement program. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 16 and be sold online (click here). Prices: $17 general admission and $27 reserved seating; students/seniors,: $12 for general admission and $22 for reserved seating. For group purchases of 10 or more, discounted prices are also available by calling 706-591-8377.
Floyd County 4-H Club was represented by 14 junior and senior 4-Hers at the Northwest District Project Achievement on March 2-4 at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton. Junior and Senior Project Achievement is a two part process involving the preparation of a 4-H Portfolio and a demonstration (6-10 minutes for Juniors and 8-12 minutes for Seniors) in one of the many project areas. The 4-H Portfolio is a written record of their involvement in their selected project area and other activities.
- Senior 4-Hers (ninth-12th graders) winning first place were Lauren Wood in the Performing Arts-Dance project and Veeka Malanchuk in the Food for Health and Sport project. Karmen Holbert in the Veterinary Science project placed second and was a sweepstakes winner. These students will all compete in Atlanta at State Congress in July.
- Other senior 4-H’ers participating were Natalie Daniel in the Human Development project, Clay Joyce in Performing Arts-Drama, Julia Wood in Sports, Mason Daniel in Communications and Dylan McFry in Performing Arts-Instrumental project.
- Junior 4-Hers (seventh and eighth graders) placing first in the General Recreation project was Reese Johnson, 4-H’ers placing second were Madison Wood in the Computer and Technology project, Bryson Williams in the Performing Arts – Piano project and Makayla Coomer in the Sports-Individual project. Third place awards went to Riley Holbert in Better Breakfast and Dawson McFry in the Companion Animal project.
- Natalie Daniel, a senior from Armuchee High School was recognized for competing every year in district competition since fifth grade. Also recognized were graduating senior 4-H’ers Natalie Daniel and Clay Joyce from Coosa High School.
The Friends of the Library will hold their annual meeting on April 2 at 1:30 p.m. in the Etowah Room of the Rome/Floyd County Library. The meeting is open to the public.