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Woodford County 4-H Achievement Banquet

Woodford County 4-H celebrated the end of the 2016-2017 4-H program year on Tuesday, Nov. 7, in fashion during its annual Achievement Banquet at the Agriculture Resource Building and it was a year to remember! During the 2016-2017 4-H program year, Woodford County 4-H’ers traveled through six different states, witnessed a presidential inauguration, won a state 4-H livestock skillathon contest, sent a record number of campers to 4-H camp and so much more. This night was a perfect way to recognize all that those youth had accomplished as they begin to look forward to the 2017-2018 4-H program year.

After a meal provided by the Woodford County Cattlemen’s Association, attendees listened as the Kentucky state 4-H President Deborah Myer brought greetings from the state 4-H officers. Talking about her experiences in 4-H, Debbie highlighted all the different offerings available to interested 4-H youth. Afterwards, youth 4-H members were recognized for their achievements in the seven 4-H core content areas, including agriculture, communication and the expressive arts, family and consumer sciences, health, leadership, natural resources and science, engineering and technology. Next came recognition for those youth who participated in the 4-H/FFA Youth Livestock Sale with either their market project animal or country ham. 4-H adult volunteers were recognized for their varied and influential roles as club leaders and 4-H council members. Mrs. Jennifer Klee was recognized as the William “Billy” Patterson Outstanding Leader of 2017.

Approximately 100 awards in all were given out to Woodford County 4-H youth and adult volunteers. With so many active and engaged youth and with so many opportunities available, there truly is something in 4-H for everyone. If you’d like to join 4-H and be a part of all of Woodford County 4-H’s success, call the Woodford County Extension Office at 859-873-4601 today.

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