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Dedication to 4-H honored

Franklin County 4-H members recognized at annual banquet

Franklin County 4-H members recognized at annual banquet

January 29, 2008

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Franklin County 4-H Recognition Banquet, which is sponsored by the 4-H Development Committee, was held recently in Chambersburg.

Nicholas Wingert, 4-H County Council president, was the master of ceremonies for the evening. Sixty 4-H members were recognized for their accomplishments throughout the year. Certificates of appreciation were given to more than 115 volunteers for their dedication to the 4-H program.

Special Awards included Alumni Awards -Cassie Saunders and Larissa Mellott; "I Dare You" Leadership Awards - Imari Scarbrough and John Baker; Junior Achievement Award - Kiara Scarbrough and Kayla Vickers; and Keystone Award Winners, who represented Pennsylvania at the 4-H National Congress - Sierra Schnable and Nicholas Wingert. This year's Outstanding 4-H'er was Nicholas Wingert.

The Seeing Eye 4-H Puppy Club won first place in the club scrapbook competition.

This year, teen leaders who helped at two or more county or regional events were also recognized. This year's honorees were John Baker, Angel Beaver, Dale Beaver, Teresa Bryson, Logan Carey, Zach Engel, Addie Frantz, Rachel Frantz, Brittni Hull, Jesse Kline, Tyler Meyer, Imari Scarbrough, Quinn Scarbrough, Collin Scarbrough, Emily Shipman, Matthew Timmons, Jaclyn Upperman, Lindsay Upperman, Madison Wenger and Nicholas Wingert.

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Volunteers receiving special recognition for years of service were as follows: 25 years - Donna Boyd and Jere Wingert; 20 years - Norma Dankelmann; 15 years - Edward Rotz and Carl Strite; 10 years - Mary Heckman, Joe Timmons, Tamara Timmons, Sue Walker and Angela Weagly; and five years - Vickie Carnes, Paul Cashell, Stephen Hess and Melinda Reichard.

4-H is the youth program of Penn State Cooperative Extension. For more information on Franklin County 4-H, call Karen Hack at 1-717-263-9226.

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