Sarah Herzinger, Jonathon Jahnke and Elliott Fullner were three of the top award winners at this year’s Cuming County 4-H Achievement Day, held Sunday at the Nielsen Community Center, West Point.
Herzinger was presented the Outstanding Service Award for her service to the 4-H program over the past 10 years. Jahnke and Fullner received the American Youth “I Dare You” awards for their leadership and achievement to the Cuming County 4-H program.
Among the 4-H leaders and volunteers honored was Ruby Jurgensen. She has been an active 4-H leader of the Hopping Homemakers 4-H club for the last 40 years. She also been a 4-H parent and grandparent, and served as the Cuming County Home Environment and Child Care superintendent for many years.
Erica Lewis showed an iMovie she had prepared that reviewed the 2013 Cuming County 4-H year in photos.
Nicki White of Cuming County Public Power District presented Nathan Peatrowsky (reserve champion) and Nicholas Petersen (champion) their electrical energy awards.
Etched crystal paperweights were presented by the 4-H Council to members of the judging teams who met qualifications. Receiving them were Jonathon Jahnke, Ryan Schroeder, Heath Schroeder and Hunter Schroeder, Skill-A-Thon; and Garrett Ruskamp, Ryan Schroeder, Heath Schroeder and Hunter Schroeder, livestock judging.
Mike Reeson, President of the 4-H Council served as the Master of Ceremonies. A pork dinner was prepared and served by Francis and Theresa Klitz. Expenses for the meal and door prizes were provided by the 4-H Council from the funds raised from the Silent Auction and the 4-H Country Kitchen.
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