4-H Leaders Banquet & Achievement Night Review
Posted: November 3, 2011
Adams County 4-H members and leaders were honored at the annual 4-H Leader’s Banquet and Achievement Night on October 3, at the Agriculture & Natural Resources Center, Gettysburg. Special thanks to the Leader’s Banquet Planning Committee: Sue Spangler, Peggy Clowney, Dave Jeffcoat, Deb Diehl, and Karol Sherman.
Memorial Awards were presented to the following: Anna Gilbert received the Mrs. Edward Snyder Clothing Award and the Olwyn Weant Fashion Revue Award; Andrew Klunk received the John Myers award; Heidi Benner received the Larry Feeser, Sr. Swine Award; Lauren Nell received the Rose Murren Leadership Award; Ross Stock received the ABC Williams Award; Brooke Eastman received the Clue Meyerhoffer award; Dorothy Ludwig received the William Miller award; Danny Stoner received the Frederick J. Rarig award; and Anna Stoner received the Robert Lott award.
Senior winners of the 4-H National Recognition Awards were: Anna Stoner, Heidi Benner, Jocelyn Riser, Megan Stoermer, Andrew Klunk, Brooke Eastman, Joe Murren, Heidi Miller, Rachel Ulrich, and Anna Gilbert. Junior Recognition Award winners were: Hannah Riser, Katelin Young, Danny Stoner, Kristen Feeser, Robert and Cameron Tuckey, Cailee Bower, and Justin Klunk.
Retiring 4-H members and eleven year members were Autumn Smelser, Kelsey Diehl, Anna Gilbert, Ross Stock. Natasha Zeigler is a retiring member with nine years and Sadie Green is retiring with seven years of 4-H participation.
Ten year 4-H members recognized were Heidi Benner, Devin Byers, Joseph Murren, Lauren Nell, and Robin Singleton.
The "I Dare You" Leadership Award was awarded to five 4-H members. Those receiving the “I Dare You” book award were: Elizabeth Ryan, Matt Harbaugh, Amber Woerner, Mary Dingle, and Dorothy Ludwig.
Teens recognized for completing the Teen Leader project received leader pins; Jordan Schubert, Cheyanne White, Anna Stoner and Heidi Benner.
All 4-H Leaders who attended received recognition for their years of dedicated service to the 4-H program. Special recognition was given to first year leaders Andrew Klunk and Thomas Topper with a bronze clover pin. Leaders Susie Benner and Tammy Rentzel, five year volunteers, were recognized with a silver clover pin. Sue Spangler and Nancy Zumbrum were recognized for ten years of service with a plaque and gold clover pin. Patricia Murren was recognized for fifteen years of service receiving a plaque and pearl clover pin. Ellen Black, Elaine Gilbert, Deb Jeffcoat, and Richard Oneto were recognized for twenty-five years of service receiving a clover pin with emerald chip and 4-H clocks. Alice Angell was recognized for forty-five years of service receiving a fleece embroidered coat.
Deb Flickinger received the Partner in 4-H Award. The Distinguished 4-H Leader Award was given to BJ Wagner, a leader in the 4-H Swine Club and Chairman of the Junior Livestock committee.
Peggy Clowney and Deb Diehl received a framed recognition certificate for three years of service on the 4-H Board of Directors. Elected as new directors to serve a three year term on the 4-H Clubs of Adams County, Inc. Board of Directors were Abe Bucher, Tom Marr and Peggy Clowney.