CORTLAND, Ohio – The Trumbull County 4-H program held its annual 4-H volunteer recognition banquet Oct. 26 and honored several outstanding volunteers.
Three volunteer honors, the 4-H Alumni Award, 4-H Meritorious Service Award, and 4-H Distinguished Service Award, are nominated by 4-H families.
This year, John Danso of Warren and Dorraine Brainard of Farmdale received the 4-H Distinguished Service Award.
Danso has given leadership to the Trumbull County dog program in the capacity of a parent, adviser, and resource leader for many years. Danso is also involved in many county programming committees, including the 4-H advisory committee, endowment committee, and small animal committee.
Danso is also a member of the state dog programming committee.
Brainard has been a club leader for more than 20 years and has focused much of her time helping young people learn to sew. Brainard is also worked with older teens in the sewing area on their leadership and team-building skills. Brainard also held various leadership roles in the county family & consumer sciences committee.
Alumni winner. This year’s 4-H Alumni Award winner was Kari Solomon of Warren. Solomon was a 4-H member over 10 years ago and recently has been very active with the Trumbull County Junior Fair Livestock sale and also worked with the OSU Extension 4-H Office to create a new program helping youth learn more about how to market their projects.
Meritorious service. The Meritorious Service Award went to Linda Rosen of Bristolville. Rosen has been a club advisor with the 4-H program for nine years, but has been involved with the 4-H program for much longer. She has been instrumental in helping club members with their projects and helps on several programming committees, including the county endowment and quality assurance programs.
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