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John & Bonny Onyon Recognized with “Friend of Extension” Award

Posted: November 13, 2012

John and Bonny Onyon, New Milford were presented with the 2012 Susquehanna County “Friend of Extension” Award at a joint event held by Penn State Extension in Susquehanna County and Susquehanna County Conservation District at the Montrose Bible Conference Center on Wednesday, October 10th.

The Onyon’s have been 4-H leaders of the North Jackson Ag Community 4-H Club for the past seventeen years.  Over the year’s they John and Bonny have been avid supporters of the 4-H program lending a hand where ever it is needed.  They both participated in 4-H as youth: Bonny doing sewing projects and showing ponies at the Harford Fair, and John showing chickens.  All six of their children were also 4-H members.  They started in dairy 4-H with their oldest son, and have worked on just about every project since then.  They organized the food club fundraisers for years.  They have also supervised the 4-H Building for many years at the Harford Fair, and John put together the fountain and flag display in memory of Doyle Thomas outside the 4-H Building.  For years, John has helped with the pig show and sale, and Bonny keeps a catalog at the pig shows.  John has also served terms on both the Penn State Extension Board and the 4-H YPAC Committee.