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Members recognized at Juniata 4-H meeting

Mexico–4-H Members, Leaders, and families recently attended the 2019 Annual 4-H Recognition Banquet held at Walker Grange in Mexico, PA.

The Juniata County Dairy Promotion provided milk punch for the punchbowl social, followed by a buffet dinner for the 111 in attendance.

Teen Leader, Marissa Woodward led the event with pledges to the American Flag and 4-H Flag. The invocation was given by 4-H Leader, Dan Auker.

The banquet program included a presentation by Non-Stop Quilter’s 4-H Club with Club Leader Tammy Brackbill sharing accomplishments of the club.

4-H Members and Leaders attending the banquet received certificates and pins for years of participation. Members awarded first year pins included: Elise Berrier, Selena Fultz, Katurah Haines, Braelynn Lehman, Kelsie Nailor, Tyler Nailor, Jael Supplee, Zoey Whitsel, and Ella Zimmerman. fifth year Member pins: Shalelyn Armstrong, Autumn Fronk, Paige Troyer, and Jamie Walters and 10 year Member: Madison Dressler

Leaders with years of service pins included:

First year: Amy Berrier, Debra Howell, Makayla Orwig.

Fifth year: Christine Orwig

15 year: James Swartz

20 year: Sarah Bargo

35 year: Audrey Williamson

40 year: Harry Williamson

New to this year’s banquet was the presentation of 4-H Clover Awards. The Clover Award requires Members to apply and document successful completion of award criteria.

Green Clover Award Recipients:

Elise Berrier, Amy Carvell, Lily Carvell, Hunter Diehl, Autumn Fronk, Selena Fultz, Syvilla O’Donnell, Connor Peterson, Vivian Searer, Zoey Whitsel, MiLee Wynn.

White Clover Award Recipients:

Amy Carvell, Lily Carvell, Wyatt Hancock, Syvilla O’ Donnell, Vivian Searer, MiLee Wynn.

Bronze Clover Award Recipients: Alivia Auker, Chaz Auker, Mercedes Berrier, Wyatt Hancock.

Silver Clover Award Recipients: Mercedes Berrier, Rissa Woodward.

Gold Clover Award Recipient: Rissa Woodward

4-H Leader Spirit Award was presented to Dan Auker, Leader of Kiddin’ Around 4-H Club.

4-H Club Community Service Awards included:

¯Juniata Co. 4-H Beef Club

¯Juniata Co. 4-H Square Dance Club

¯4-H Seeing Eye Puppy Club

¯Spruce Hill 4-H Swine Club

¯Westenders 4-H Sheep & Goat Club

Friend of 4-H Awards:

¯Delbert Shank

¯Empire Kosher Poultry

¯Heaven Bound Church

¯Joe Hoke

¯Lewistown Tractor Supply

¯Lost Creek Ag

¯Paige Smith

¯Steve O’Neal

A posthumous recognition award was presented to June Gray in memory of her late husband, Albert Gray and in appreciation for the generous support of Juniata County 4-H.

Betty Jean Swartz of the Seeing Eye Puppy Club presented the “Friend of Seeing Eye Award” to Marianne Theurer, Adult Puppy Raiser and project leader for her tireless service in planning club events and outings.

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