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August 20, 2007

4-H Achievement banquet recognizes youth

The Cooke County 4-H Achievement Banquet was held Saturday night at the North Central Texas College in Gainesville. Serving as Mistress and Master of Ceremonies were Claudia Spears and Jonathan Zimmerer, 2006 Gold Star 4-Hers. The prayer was led by Melanie Plemons.

Over 200 4-Hers, parents, and guests enjoyed a meal catered by Dieter Brothers of Lindsay. Guests enjoyed the video “Ride the Texas 4-H Train:” which included photos of all 4-Hers and contests pictures for the past year.

Phyllis Griffin, CEA-4HYD, recognized Club Managers with a certificate. Era Club Co-Manager, LeAnn Spears was given special recognition for her work at Era.

Victoria Blessing and Madison Pearse, council officers, presented the Outstanding Adult Leader Awards to: Leann Spears, Monica Laux, and Roy and Joann Bouldin for their time, encouragement, and support to the total county 4-H program

Kelli Walker, Valley View Club Manager presented Junior, Intermediate, and memory book awards as follows:

Junior: Elizabeth Blessing, Kendall Pearse, Taylor Ritchey, and Tyler Ritchey all received medals from their first place awards at District.

Intermediate: Aaron Fleitman, Madison Pearse, Jill Walker, Lindsey Ritchey, Logan Smithson, and Benjamin Zimmerer. Pearse and Walker received District medals.

Taylor Ritchey and Madison Pearse were presented Texas 4-H shirts for the outstanding books in their divisions.

Memory Books: Maegan Fleming, Davis and Austin Grant medals for district.

And Daniel Sawers for second place. Fleming also received a shirt for top book.

Leann Spears recognized the following for their record book at district. Each received a medal for their first place finishes... These were: Victoria Blessing, Stephen Wallace, Josh Zimmerer, Claudia Spears, Jennifer Pitzinger, Kelly Laux

Top Record book was Stephen Wallace.

Kanita Maxwell, 4-H volunteer, presented the Jewels of 4-H to:

First year of membership awards wento to Elizabeth Blessing, Davis Grant, Jessica Ray, Claudia Smith.

Recognized for Fifth year of membership were Lindsey Ritchey and Benjamin Zimmerer.

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