Mower County 4-H holds annual recognition banquet
Published 7:01 am Saturday, November 3, 2018
Mower County 4-H held its annual recognition banquet on Monday, Oct. 29, at Sacred Heart Church in Adams.
More than 235 people were in attendance to celebrate the achievements and contributions by Mower County 4-H members and volunteers.
4-H members and advisory council officers Sarah Hecimovich and Abigail Mueller served as emcees for the evening. Mueller gave an invocation and guests enjoyed a Swiss steak meal prepared by the Sacred Heart Church members. Following the meal, awards were distributed.
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Members received ribbons for record completion, trophies for general project champions at the 2018 Mower County Fair, and trophies for first time exhibitors in each livestock species.
4-H’ers were recognized for their participation in project bowl teams and livestock judging. The first year members in the shooting sports program were given medals. Clubs were also recognized for herdsmanship and their work at the 4-H Food Stand.
The evening ended with a year in review slide show prepared by Ryan VanPelt, Danielle Hatten and Megan Silbaugh.
4-H is a youth development program of the University of Minnesota Extension. 4-H’ers participate in hands-on learning experiences in STEM, citizenship & leadership, animal science, creative arts and much more.