Energetic Cluster Club visits Alcorn’s Extension Program Natchez Farmers Market

Energetic Cluster Club visits Alcorn’s Extension Program Natchez Farmers Market

Members of the Energetic Cluster Club visited the Alcorn State University Extension Program (ASUEP) Farmers Market during their tour of educational sites in Natchez, Mississippi. The Club, comprised of members from various communities throughout Claiborne County, also visited Rhythm Night Club Museum, William Johnson House Museum and the historic Eola Hotel and Restaurant.

While at the Natchez Farmers Market, the Energetic Cluster Club members purchased fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables as well as arts and crafts. The members were greeted by Helen Brooks, ASUEP marketing manager.

While visiting the Rhythm Night Club Museum, club members listened to the Sago family’s detailed description of the tragic fire that took the lives of 207 Natchez citizens in 1940. Some of the club members shared that they had family members and friends who were either wounded or died in the tragic fire.

Visiting the William Johnson House Museum, the group was impressed with the tour guide’s in-depth explanation of the life and history of an African-American barber named William Johnson who was born into slavery and later became a successful entrepreneur.

The last stop of the tour was the Eola Hotel and restaurant where the members explored the beautiful, historic building, one of the tallest in downtown Natchez, and enjoyed a delicious lunch.

The club members stated that they enjoyed the experience and look forward to next year’s educational tour. They thanked Shirely Middleton, ASUEP area 4-H youth educator, who provides leaderships and guidance to club members as they serve as both her 4-H volunteer leaders and advisory members.