This year’s 2017 honor clubs were: Beginners to Winners, Buckeye Rangers, Canaan Pathfinders, Clover Clippers, Dirty Boots & Shiny Belt Buckles, Eager Achievers, Exclusively Equine, Fairfield Rascals, Helping Hands Happy Hearts, Jumpers & Flyers, Mud Run Hustlers, Prairie Raiders, Speedy Spurs Livestock, Starlight Riders, Town & Country Kids, and Yes We Can.
Community service winners announced were: Canaan Pathfinders – 3rd place; Yes We Can-2nd place; and Helping Hands Happy Hearts-1st place. Each 4-H club community service winner was presented with a cash award.
4-H volunteers present were recognized for their years of service. First year advisor – Steve and Valerie Hermiller, Clover Clippers; Lisa Osterloh, Rabbit Key leader, and David Walton, Double L II.
Second year – Jodie Marks, Mud Run Hustlers; 3rd year - Emily Davis and Gennie Davis of Yes We Can; and Mary Monnin-Beginners to Winners. 4th year- Jody Campbell-Jumpers & Flyers; Samantha Shuler-Starlight Riders; Bridget Wilkin- Helping Hands Happy Hearts. 5th year- Deetra Huntington, Beginners to Winners; Jen Kuck, Beginners to Winners; 6th year-Doug Campbell-Jumpers & Flyers; 7th year- Jennifer Sweet, Helping Hands Happy Hearts; 11th year –Julia Smith-Helping Hands Happy Hearts; 13th-Vince and Linda Shuler- Starlight Riders; 14th year Annette Rinesmith- Fairfield Rascals; 15th-Monroe Harbage-Clover Clippers; 20th year – Judy Gallimore and Heather Mayabb, Helping Hands Happy Hearts; 25th year- Kevin Clemmons of Country Bunch and Robin Hutson of Town & Country Kids. 32nd year- Holly Stockham, Canaan Pathfinders; 35th year – Kevin Stockham, Canaan Pathfinders and 39th year – Roseann Harbage, Clover Clippers.
Doris Roby, Clover Clippers, has been an advisor for 46 years!
New this year, are the Honor Volunteer Award. This is a way to recognize volunteers annually for a wide variety of tasks at the club, county, state, and national levels. Those present achieving volunteer awards were:
Gold - Judy Gallimore, Roseann Harbabage, Daphne Hedgecock, Heather Mayabb, Julia Smith, Tammy Smith, Kevin and Holly Stockham
Silver - Valerie Hermiller, Doris Roby, Jenny Sweet, and Bridget Wilken.
Other volunteers achieving volunteer awards, unable to attend were: Chris Featherolf, Exclusively Equine, gold. Michele Kopiec-Darby Riders, silver. Joel Buckland, Helping Hands Happy Hearts, bronze.