Archive for Tuesday, June 7, 2011

4-H Foundation has annual meeting

June 7, 2011

A social hour, presentation on an exchange trip to Costa Rica and award presentations were all part of the Leavenworth County 4-H Foundation annual meeting April 30 at the administration building at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds in Tonganoxie.

A social hour preceded the dinner with 4-H clubs Basehor Rustlers, Glenwood, Happy Helpers, Happy Hollow and Reno Bobwhites serving hors d’oeuvres.

Austin Wiley, president of the Leavenworth County 4-H Council, led the flag salute and 4-H club pledge, followed with Geoff McCuee giving the invocation. Donna Wiley, president of the group, welcomed everyone to the event, and dinner was served.

For the program, Hannah Davidson, International 4-H Youth Exchange ambassador, gave a presentation on her exchange trip to Costa Rica.

Bo and Paula Rollins were recognized as Down Memory Lane participants for the many years they served as 4-H volunteer leaders for their club and community.

Brandon New was elected as a new foundation board member for a three-year term.

Academic scholarships totaling $5,400 were awarded to nine 4-H members graduating from high school. Those receiving scholarships were Melinda Berry, Anna Buddish, Katie Campbell, Hannah Davidson, Lacie Falk, Emily Knapp, Ira Parsons, Elizabeth Scharinger and Molly Whipple.

The evening concluded with silent and live auctions.

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