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Adair County 4-H’ers, volunteers to be honored

Published: Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013 11:28 a.m. CDT

4-H’ers will celebrate the achievements of the past year during a special recognition program 2 p.m. Nov. 3. The community is invited to attend the event at Warren Cultural Center on the east side of the square in Greenfield. During the special program, 12 community clubs will be recognized for their accomplishments. In addition, individual 4-H’ers will be honored with tenure and project awards.

Special awards will be presented to the outstanding members in each age group during the ceremony. Twenty-three youths will be presented with special certificates signed by President Barack Obama for serving the community through volunteer work.

4-H alumni and Friends of 4-H winners will be introduced. These honorees are nominated by 4-H members and selected based on their long-term commitment to the Adair County 4-H program. In addition, 15 adults will be recognized with Awards of the Clover for their tenure as 4-H volunteers. The program will conclude with the installation of the 2013-14 4-H Youth Council.

4-H Awards Day guests are invited to participate in a service project as part of the event. Hank Bohling, a member of Summerset Citizens, is continuing the service project he began four years ago. Bohling is urging people to donate holiday cards and envelopes for veterans and current members of the armed services. The cards may be purchased or homemade and dropped off at awards day or Adair County Extension prior to awards day. He will have a special Holiday Mail for Heroes table at awards day, where 4-H’ers and families may sign cards and write messages of encouragement.

Immediately after the program, the Orient Bulldogs and Richland Royals 4-H clubs will be serving refreshments during an informal reception for all award winners.

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