2012-04-19 / Local News

4-H celebrates year of achievements


MARCIA HOFFSTETTER, right, manager of the Leelanau Christian Neighbors food pantry in Suttons Bay, accepts shopping carts of goods collected by 4-H members at Saturday’s 4-H Expo at Suttons Bay School. MARCIA HOFFSTETTER, right, manager of the Leelanau Christian Neighbors food pantry in Suttons Bay, accepts shopping carts of goods collected by 4-H members at Saturday’s 4-H Expo at Suttons Bay School. 4-H Clubs from throughout the county showed off what members have learned and accomplished in the past year at the annual 4-H Expo Saturday at Suttons Bay School.

The day included interviews with clubs; student demonstrations with bunnies, goats and llamas; and activities for the general public.

The Expo also included a recognition ceremony in which students and clubs were praised for their activities in the past year.

Annie Lively of Empire was named the 4-H 2012 pre-teen member of the year. She is a member of the Hidden Beech Equestrian Club.

Skylar Gleason was named the 4-H club officer of the year. She is with the Gotta Lluva Cool Critter 4-H Club. Her leader, Brittany Hobbins was named “Leader of the Year.”

Glen Lake senior Karyn Otto, was the winner of the key club award. She is a member of the Hidden Beech Equestrian 4-H Club. And the Glen Lake Electronics 4-H Club was named “Club of the Year” for 2012.

As part of the 4-H pledge, “giving our hands to greater service,” club members collected items that were donated to the Leelanau Christian Neighbors Food Pantry.

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