Delaware County 4-H Program Presents Awards

The Delaware County 4-H program recognized several people with awards at Monday night’s 4-H Volunteer Recognition Banquet at Earlville United Parish. Gene Tinker and Jerry Maker were presented with 4-H Alumni Awards. 4-H Alumni winners are former 4-H members whose achievements exemplify effective citizenship, leadership, community and public service. Mike Loecke was presented with a 4-H Honorary Award, which recognizes an adult who has given service and leadership to 4-H, but is not a former 4-H member. The “Meritorious Service to 4-H” plaque was given to the Delaware County Farm Bureau, which awards a business or individual who has given their time and/or resources to support the Delaware County 4-H program. Breanna Recker and Michaela Conklin were presented with the “I Dare You” awards. Several families and organizations were recognized for their continued support of providing a 4-H scholarship to graduating seniors – they include the Harold and Gladys Childs Family, Allen F. and Ruth Remling Family, George Shearer, James R. and Frances Shover Family, Tom and Pam Sellner, Virginia Hall, Gary “Otis” Helmrichs Family, the 4-H Foodstand and Delaware County 4-H Foundation. 4-H Awards of the Clover certificates and pins were also presented to 4-H club leaders, project leaders and Youth Committee members who have served 5 years and at 5-year increments thereafter. Five year honorees were Vicki Fortman and Colleen Bonert. And Jean Domeyer, Patty Conrad and Tammy Eibey were recognized for 20 years of service.

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