Ashland Co. 4-H members honored at annual banquet

By JOYCE L. RITCHIE

Contributing writer

More than 200 Ashland County 4-H members, advisers and family members attended this year’s 4-H recognition banquet held Nov. 4 at Park Street Brethren Church Family Life Center in Ashland.

Five Meritorious Service Awards were presented. Recipients were: Kim Humrichouser, Nancy Pauly, Amy Steward, Carol Morrison and Kathy Tackett.

Meritorious Support Awards were given to Farm Credit Services of Mid-America, J&H Lawn Care, Shelly and Sands and Aber’s Truck Center.

Adviser awards

Outstanding adviser awards were presented to Kellie Light and Connie Leidigh-Butler. Ada Sue Workman and Annis Strine, both advisers with the Smiling Cloverettes 4-H Club, were honored for serving 51 and 50 years as volunteers, respectively.

County award medals were presented to members who excelled in project work this year. Receiving awards were: Jeremiah Foreman, Matthew Paramore-Sheaffer and Cheyenne Spidel (achievement); Mitch Hoeft (aerospace); Raelyn Fliger, Wyatt Fliger, Derek Mutchler, Max Wood (beef); Morgan Jenkins (citizenship); Cayla McQuillen, Katy Shearer (clothing and textiles); David Amstutz (conservation); Isaac Shearer (dog); Cayla McQuillen (fashion revue); Tiffany McCullough (food and nutrition); Matthew Paramore-Sheaffer (gardening); Kyleigh Buhl, Morgan Jenkins, Luke Shearer, Chesna Wertz (goat); Cierra Campbell, Cody Davis, Sarah Mahek, Jessie Keller, Shawnee Koch, Chesna Wertz (horse); Nella Blackford, Bekka Foreman (leadership); Larry Dudley, Gabby Early, Peter Spidel, Abbie Stokes (poultry); Natalee Blackford (rabbit); Raelyn Fliger, Wyatt Fliger, Tiffany McCullough (sheep); Chase Davis, Cody Davis (swine); Samantha Raubenolt (shooting sports); Josh Mansfield (other-collectibles); Cierra Campbell (other-sportsmanship).

The Green Clover Kids Club was named a 4-H honor club. Katie Grundy of All Around 4-H and Isaac Shearer of Trailblazers were recognized as the top frozen food salesmen for 2010.

Fair booths

The 4-H food and fashion board honored the 4-H clubs who had outstanding display booths at this year’s fair, including New Horizons (cutest theme); Mighty 4-H’ers (best use of floor space); Northern Stars (most creative); Savannah Hardworkers (best promotion of 4-H); Hilltop 4-H’ers (best display of members); Red Haw Country 4-H’ers and Barnyard Bunch (outstanding achievement).

Emily Pauly, daughter of Doug and Nancy Pauly of Ashland, and Brandon Stoner, son of Tim and Brenda Stoner of Loudonville, were awarded national “I Dare You Leadership Awards” in recognition of personal integrity, balanced living and potential for leadership.

About the Author

Joyce Ritchie is a freelance writer from Ashland County, Ohio. More Stories by Joyce Ritchie

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