Busy weekend at Cabot

One of the best parts of our job is going out to events and interacting with the community. Bill desRosiers had  the opportunity to attend the 4-H auction at the Harford Fair on Saturday while Brittany Thomas was attending a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Susquehanna County Career & Technology Center’s new facility.

From Brittany:

When it comes to community involvement, one of my favorite projects that I have the pleasure of being involved with is the Susquehanna County Career & Technology Center.

The SCCTC operates out of Elk Lake High School and offers a wide range of vocational training for high school students and adult learners. Their students have the opportunity to work in a hands-on manner in their career field of choice, from Cosmetology to Food Management to Carpentry and they leave the school prepared to start their careers.

Cabot has been involved with the school over the years from funding a $50,000 scholarship to help students purchase their school supplies to bringing The Challenge Program, Inc. to the school to encourage excellence among students. The SCCTC does such a wonderful job, their enrollment has continued to increase and create the needs for nights and weekend classes to best serve their students.

The opening of their new building (just across the parking lot) means that students will continue to receive the same quality education as before in a new, more specialized setting. Keep your eyes open for a report by Dr. Alice Davis of the SCCTC on the first few days of school in the new facility.

Congratulations to all involved in this amazing project – from the Board of Education, to the administration and staff to the students and faculty.

All of us here at Cabot wish you the best!


From Bill:

To finish out a very exciting weekend at the Harford fair, Cabot participated in the 42nd annual 4 – H Livestock Auction. This Susquehanna County tradition featured over 200 different locally raised animals for sale, including steers, hogs, and goats. A gallon of milk from the grand champion dairy cow was even auctioned off.

Why the 4 – H Auction

For many in attendance, this auction was nothing more than good clean family entertainment at the county fair. For the buyers, the prospect of quality meat from a local farm and one less trip to the supermarket fueled the competitive atmosphere. For the 4 – H children and young adults, this auction meant so much more. Cabot is proud to be a part of this event, interacting with the community whatever each individual’s reason for attending was.

Why is 4 – H Special

For months (even years) each member of 4 – H works extremely hard, learning to care for and raise healthy livestock. The hard work and associated responsibility is not easy for teenagers and young adults but dedication and guidance from 4 – H volunteers helps them succeed. The experience builds a strong foundation of leadership and teaches the requisite skills for success so many youths in this country severely lack.  Those who stick with the program are reward with money towards their college education and the satisfaction of completing an enormous task.

How did Cabot choose which animals to bid on?

With so many great looking animals to choose from at the auction, representatives from Cabot used an extremely complicated formula to make selections to bid on. Actually, I just bid on the cutest hogs in the auction.

We would like to congratulate all of the participants in this year’s 4 – H auction especially:

Emily Shebchuk

Jordon Nolby

Hannah Decker

Did you know…

What do the 4 Hs stand for?


Head, Heart, Hands, and Health are the four Hs in 4-H, and they are the four values members work on through fun and engaging programs.

  • Head – Managing, Thinking
  • Heart – Relating, Caring
  • Hands – Giving, Working
  • Health – Being, Living
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