A Fayette resident was one of three people in Fulton County to earn an Outstanding 4-H Alumni Award.
Jackie Ballmer, an advisor for the Country Clovers 4-H group, was joined by Amy Miller of Archbold and Samantha Marvin of Wauseon in receiving the honor.
The award was announced at the annual 4-H Advisor Recognition Banquet, Nov. 13.
The Outstanding 4-H Alumni Award and the Friend of 4-H Award are given annually to acknowledge special dedication and commitment to the Fulton County 4-H Program. This year’s Friend of 4-H Award recipient is the Fulton County Farm Bureau.
Volunteer advisors received special recognition in the following service categories:
Five years: Cheryl Johnston, Franklin Blue Ribbons; Kim Krieger and Tina Willson, Country Achievers; Brad Lumbrezer, Rough Riders; Mark Miller, Countryside Clovers; Myndi Milliken and Rebecca Sattler, Goats and Udder Things; Carla Rice and Russell Rice, Wauseon Royal Green Clovers; Heather Rohrs, Just For Pleasure; Janna Short and Sam Short, Brush Creek Kids
10 years: Mary Jo Blohm, Tail Waggers; Michelle Ford and Jennifer Loar, Goats and Udder Things; Kim Helmke, Countryside Clovers; Christina Henricks, Lucky Livestockers, Brad Mosier, Pettisville Ever-Ready; and Sherry Schuette, Fulton County Caprine Kids.
15 years: Mike Sattler and Randy May Sattler, Goats and Udder Things.
20 Years: Wayne Dinius, Brush Creek Kids; Debra Krauss, 10X Club; and Virginia Lumbrezer, Country Club 4-H.
25 years: Pam Henricks, Lucky Livestockers; and Cecilia Nartker, Clinton Doodle Bugs.
30 years: Kathy Snyder, Delta Country Gals and Guys.
35 years: Joe Miller, Clinton Doodle Bugs.
54 years: Arlene Stoup, Happy Hustlers/Fulton Variety Club.
Honors and awards were presented to 4-H clubs for their participation in community service and for achieving “Honor Club” status.
To be selected as a 4-H Honor Club, a club must complete community service in the Fulton County area and acquire the 125 maximum points earned through participation in various 4-H events and activities throughout the year.
Clubs achieving the honor were: 4-H Gainers and Leaders, Jenny and Tommy Herr, advisors; Country Achievers, Nancy Krieger, advisor; Countryside Clovers, Jackie Ballmer, advisor; Delta Country Gals & Guys, Kathy Snyder, advisor; Fulton Fantastics, Linda O’Neil, advisor; Goats and Udder Things, Linda Bollinger, advisor; Nifty 4-H’ers, Joan Rubel, advisor; Young Frontiers, Kelly Barber, advisor.
All Fulton County 4-H clubs participate in community service work ranging from beautification projects to recycling to roadside cleanup. Fund-raisers are also conducted, with the proceeds donated to various charitable organization.
The clubs that earned Outstanding Community Service awards were Country Achievers, Nancy Krieger, advisor; Fulton Fantastics, Linda O’Neil, advisor; Goats and “Udder” Things, Linda Bollinger, advisor; and Pike X-L, James Savage, advisor.