Area 4-H Club members, their families, and club advisors gathered at All Occasions in Waldo for the 75th Annual 4-H Volunteer and Member Recognition Banquet on Nov. 14.
Of note for eastern Delaware County 4-H Club members:
* A Silver pin was given to given to 5-year volunteer Lisa Thiergartner
* Gold pin to 10-year volunteer Tammy Cain
* 15-year Pearl, Jennie Beekman
* Ruby pin to 30-year volunteer Walter Morton
* Sapphire pin, 35-years, Sharon Souder
* Emerald Pin, 45 years, in Memory of Shirley Thurston
Other local volunteers with 20 years of service or more who were recognized are: Jim Hildreth and Charles St. Jean, 23 years; Debbie Manring, 24 years; Kathryn St. Jean, 27 years; Donna Morton and Suzanne Allen, 49 years; and William Thurston, 64 years.
Club Award went to Sunbury Halter & Saddle 4-H Club and JJ’s E-Z Riders
Local member recognition and awards went to:
* Community Service, Tyler Shuster, Sunbury Halter & Saddle 4-H Club
* Dairy, Kate Sherman, Eagle Country 4-H Club
* Dog, Sierra Cardi, Sunbury Halter & Saddle 4-H Club
* Olivia Cardi, Sunbury Halter & Saddle 4-H Club
* Horse, Aimee Dill, Successful Strides 4-H Club
* Horse, Lily Bauman, Sunbury Halter & Saddle 4-H Club
* Leadership, Jocie Cardi, Sunbury Halter & Saddle 4-H Club
The Jonard Family Scholarships were awarded to McKinley Roll and Mary Siekman.
The Delaware County Hall of Fame honored Bill Thurston and Beth Harp.
For additional information about 4-H in Delaware County log on to < delaware.osu.edu > or < ohio4H.org > and click on the 4-H Youth Development link.
Reporter Lenny C. Lepola can be reached at 614-266-6093.