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Franklin County 4-H association holds annual banquet

December 05, 2009

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Franklin County 4-H annual recognition banquet, which was sponsored by the 4-H Development Committee, was held recently in Chambersburg.

Lindsay Upperman, 4-H County Council president, served as mistress of ceremonies. Seventy-seven 4-H members were recognized for their accomplishments throughout the year. Certificates of appreciation were given to more than 154 volunteers for their dedication to the 4-H program.

Special awards included alumni awards - Rachel Bryson and Emme Rickabaugh; the Seeing Eye Award - Brittni Hull; "I Dare You" leadership awards - Jessica Michonski and Brittni Hull; Junior Achievement Award - Emily Egolf and Nikita Regels; and Keystone Award Winners, who will represent the state at the National 4-H Congress in Atlanta - Rachel Horst and Lindsay Upperman.

This year's Outstanding 4-H'er was Teresa Bryson. The Hamilton Street Thomas Dairy Club received first place in the club scrapbook competition.

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This year, the club also recognized teen leaders who helped at two or more county or regional events. This year's honorees were Holly Brechbill, Teresa Bryson, Brandon Coover, Rachel Frantz, Dakota Grove, Brittni Hull, Kerry Hurd, Patrick Hurd, Jessi McClure, Jessica Michonski, Austin Rotz, Ian Skroban, Nathanael Skroban, Matthew Timmons, Lindsay Upperman, Kayla Vickers, Kyle Vickers, Madison Wenger and Nicholas Wingert.

Volunteers receiving special recognition for years of service were as follows: 35 years - Nina Hill; 30 years - Jenevieve Keller; 20 years - Frances Reichard and Tonya Reichard; 15 years - Joanna Hawbaker; 10 years - Stephanie Corum, Larissa Mellott and Roxann Musser; and 5 years - Leslie Bennett, Rachel Bryson, Margaret Burkholder, Ann Fasnacht, Richard Fusting, Leah Good, Kelsey Hile, Elizabeth Hornbaker, Stacy Mellott, Cory Meyers, Valerie Powell, Matthew Reichard, Rebecca Salisbury, Cassie Saunders, Michael Slothour and Amanda Timmons.

4-H is the youth program of Penn State Cooperative Extension. For more information, call Barbara Aldrich at 1-717-263-9226.

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