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Snyder County celebrates 4-H

Members awarded during annual banquet

KREAMER–Volunteers and members of the Snyder County 4-H program gathered Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, for the annual 4-H Celebration to recognize those who completed and had projects judged and participated in activities and events held during the 2017-2018 program year. A number of annual awards were distributed during the event.

Club scrapbook awards were given to the Backyard Bunnies 4-H Club for first place and Eager Beaver Dairy Club for second place.

Club officers had the opportunity to enter their officer’s books into the county officer book competition. The winning club, Kreamer All For One Community Club, was given a monetary award. Entries were also received from the following clubs:

¯Backyard Bunnies

¯Eager Beaver Dairy 4-H Club

¯Happy Valley Livestock.

The following individuals received recognition for the work put into their individual officer books:

¯Kassidy Reedy for the President Record Book Award

¯Kristin Shaffer for the Vice President Record Book Award

¯Samuel Hauck for the Secretary Record Book Award

¯Tabitha Hauck for the Treasurer Record Book Award

¯Laura Kratzer for the Communications Officer Book Award.

The Community Support Award was started to recognize those clubs who have innovative ideas and support activities in Snyder County. The contest measures all aspects of the club including membership, activities, project completion and meeting content.

Receiving the 2018 Community Support Award was the Backyard Bunnies. The projects they submitted included three new and two repeat activities. The activities included between three and 16 members and up to 24 parents. Participating in Middlecreek Kids Day, Ronald McDonald House collection, U-Turn for Christ and giving donations to the Beaver Community Fair, the club was able to showcase their projects and give back to the community that supports them.

Glenn and Linda Holler, of Globe Mills, were recognized with the 2018 Friend of 4-H Award. As previous parents of a Snyder County 4-H member, the Hollers have supported the program in the past and continue to do so at the Beaver Community Fair and Youth Livestock Sale.

The Outstanding 4-H Member Award was given to Emily Kuhn and McKenzie Meiser. Emily Kuhn is the daughter of Chris and Teresa Kuhn, of Mount Pleasant Mills. She has been in the 4-H program for five years. McKenzie Meiser is the daughter of Josh and Michelle Meiser, of Port Trevorton, and she has been in the 4-H program for seven years. Both girls have completed rabbit projects through the Backyard Bunnies Club. They have held offices in the club, been involved with the American Rabbit Breeders Association, exhibited at the local and state level and have helped the club with fundraising and community support efforts.