4 - H Awards
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Photos by Dan Whitney
Cherokee County held its annual county-wide 4-H Awards Banquet at the Aurelia Community Center on Sunday November 15.County 4-H Extension Director Brenda Medick served as Master of Ceremonies at the Awards ceremony, which followed a delicious buffet meal prepared by the 4-H members.
4-H Feast -
Prior to the awards Sunday evening, the 200-plus attendees were treated to a sumptious pot-luck dinner prepared by the 4-Hers themselves.
Mill Creek Valley Club -
The Mill Creek Valley 4-H Club (pictured) received first place Sunday night for turning in 56% of their Record Books.
Outstanding Record Book -
Nathan Wendt of the Tilden Tillers Club receives the Senior Outstanding Record Book award from Cherokee County 4-H Extension Director Brenda Medick. Wendt and Justin Cave also received the Danforth Foundation's "I Dare You" Award.
Citizenship Award -
Justin Cave of the Tilden Tillers receives the Citizenship Award at Sunday's Cherokee County 4-H Banquet. Cave and Nathan Wendt also were co-recipients of the Danforth Foundation's "I Dare You"Award.
Leader of the Year -
Stephanie Spieler (left) was named Leader of the Year at Sunday's Cherokee County 4-H Banquet. Val Cedar (right) presented Stephanie with her award.
Unique Plaque -
Brenda Medick displays the plaque that the Hereford Association presented to Joe Peters (behind Brenda) of the Tilden Tillers, for having the Cherokee County Fair Champion Polled Hereford this year. The plaque has a piece of wood on it from the barn where the first polled Hereford was born.
Special Honor -
Long-time 4-H leader and supporter Don Pingel of Cherokee became just the second recpient of the Chris Clover Award Sunday night. The award was presented because Pingel "continually shows enthusiasm for 4-H and encourages kids to get involved."
A classy place for donations -
This model of a Cattle Barn served as a depository for donations to the 4-H Facilities Betterment Project at Sunday evening's County 4-H Banquet.
T- shirts for sale -
These t-shirts, displaying the new logo of the Iowa 4-H program, were on display at Sunday's County 4-H Banquet, and can be ordered at the Extension Office, 712-225-6196.
Supervisors contribute to 4-H project -
Jeff Simonsen, Chairman of the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors, holds a check from the county which he presented to the 4-H Facilities Betterment Project Committee at Sunday's County 4-H Banquet. From the left, Supervisor Terry Graybill, committee members Britt Carlson, Val Cedar, and Bill Schwaller, Simonsen, and Supervisor Larry Prunty. The Supervisors gave $30,000 to the project now and will give another $30,000 in the next fiscal year after July 1.