4-H leaders recognized at dinner
“Tanzania Safari: A Journey for the Soul!” was the theme of the recent Indiana County 4-H Leader Appreciation Dinner. S&T Bank sponsored the evening program that recognized the 72 volunteers involved with the county program. Karen Hack, Penn State 4-H Risk Management and Volunteer Coordinator, shared her experiences and many wildlife photos from her recent trip to Tanzania.
Former County Commissioner David Frick was honored with the Indiana County Friend of 4-H Award. He has been an active supporter of the county 4-H program, county day camps, and Cooperative Extension.
A special part of the program was the recognition of county leaders who have participated in special programs and won honors this year. Debbie Beisel was honored for her work with the 4-H forestry program and having team members win the national contest in 2013. Lori Richardson was recognized as the 2014 SW PA 4-H Leaders’ Symposium Outstanding Leader.
Leaders Mary Douglas and Mary Miller served as emcees for the evening. Clark Bruner, Gordon, gave the invocation, and Lori Richardson, Marion Center Handy Helpers, led the pledges. Mary Ann Ostach, Alexis Elgin, and Jesse Isenberg, County 4-H Ambassadors, presented a report on their experiences as delegates to National 4-H Conference. Gary Sheppard, District 6 Director, also gave remarks.
Leaders were recognized for years of service with certificates and pins as listed below.
New leaders for 2014: Stephanie Cribbs, Danielle Park
First year: Jackie Bartolini, Susan Bracken, Elizabeth Buterbaugh, Tarrah Garland, Deb Horvath, Larissa Petika, Ashley Sloan, Sheila Stibrik
Second year: Angela Adams, Alyssa Antalis, Wendy Cahill, Carolyn Detweiler, Stacy Ghiardi, Jenna Hawk, Jennifer Fedder, Beth Kobak, Jeannette McCoy, Kari Zaragoza
Third year: Donna Meyer, Mandy Stiles, Shannon Tokar, Angie Petroff
Fourth year: Pat Debnar, Gretchen Buterbaugh, Debbie Malicky
Fifth year (Award of the Silver Clover): Raymond Hile, Robin Laney, Michele Olson, Kevin Porter, Lori Richardson
Sixth year : Todd Fulton, Amanda Kanouff, Steve Kunselman, Krista Peles
Seventh year: Heidi Higbee, Julie Moretti
Eighth year: Evan Farmery, Brad Trout, Dawn Trout
Ninth year: Diana Bennett, Kim Bishop, Edward Kocinski, Natalie McKee, Michael Miller, Kristine Sloan
10th year (Award of the Gold Clover): Mary Douglas
11th year: Lee Hudzicki, Kim Rhea
13th year: Tawnette Arford, Richard Bishop
15th year (Award of the Pearl Clover): David McCoy
16th year: Amy Olson Lowmaster
17th year: Dian Matko
18th year: Debbie Beisel, William Farmery
19th year: Dawn Smith
20th year (Award of the Diamond Clover): Anthony Miller, Mary Joy Miller, Nancy Trimble-Kline
21st year: Bertha Ackerson
22nd year: Clark Bruner Jr.
23rd year: Connie Bruner, Bruce Shannon
24th year: Anne Shannon
26th year: Gladys Trimble
27th year: Kitty Eget
30th year (Award of the Ruby Clover): Ethel Coleman
33rd year: Pam Nealer
36th year: Janice Fox
41st year: Marjorie Bezilla