The Butts County Extension Service, which includes the 4-H programs for Butts County will reopen on Monday, April 14th in their new home on Ernest Biles Drive in the Community Center. The move, which has been in the planning stages for several months, will accomplish several key goals, primary of which is to put more youth programs under one roof.

“When the Senior Citizens Center relocated to their new facility, this left part of the building vacant” said County Administrator Michael Brewer on Friday. “Putting their programs in close proximity to youth recreational programs makes sense because together, a new level of synergy can be achieved. While a number of children and youth are involved in both sports and 4-H programs, this could open up more doors of opportunity for kids in one program who may not know much about the other”.

Extension Services also deal heavily with agricultural concerns in the County and this will continue from the new location. In addition to more modern work space, there will also be better parking and access to the offices than at the old facility on South Mulberry Street. County Commissioners voted recently to have that facility appraised to determine its value for possible sale of the property.

All services at the 4-H Extension Service should be operational by Monday morning following the move, which was completed this week. Phone service has already been restored and the offices can be contacted for more information at 770-775-8209