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21st Century Country Fair

Country Fair wraps up 21st Century Program

The Union County 5th and 6th Grade Academy was recently the scene of a lively and entertaining Country Fair. There were games, food, arts and crafts, and even a cake walk. The 21st Century staff held the fair as a wrap-up to a great season of hands-on learning and fun activities.

The Country Fair was not only a fun celebration, but it also gave parents in Blairsville, Georgia, an opportunity to see what their children accomplished during the 21st Century Program. There were exhibits from each age group. The young people worked hard to make each presentation interesting and attractive.

Program Director Katy Jones says, "Going and doing has been a big part of the summer program. We have had fun while learning." The participants had a busy summer with field trips to many destinations including Vogel State Park , Cagle's Dairy, Meeks Park , the Mock House & Payne Cabin, Helen, and Norcross. Activities included swimming, tubing, and an educational tour of the Norcross Courthouse.

All the money raised from sales of Country Fair tickets will go back into the Union County 21st Century program. The 21st Century after school and summer program offers academic enrichment with hands-on learning that complements the regular academic programs. The 21st Century Program also offers literacy and other educational services to the families of participating children.