Dundas County 4-H members celebrated their achievements and awards night at The Gathering House on Sat., Nov. 25. Some of the winners pictured include: front left, Felicity Porteous, Brooklin Begg, Cassidy Porteous, Caitlin Begg and Taylor Mathers; back from left, Kelly Somerville, Emily Scheepers, Madisyn Hart, Cilicia Pol and Chloe Hart. Sawyer Helmer photo
Kalynn Sawyer Helmer
CHESTERVILLE – Dundas County 4-Hers, volunteers and parents gathered together on Sat., Nov. 25, for the Dundas County 4-H awards night held at The Gathering House in Chesterville.
4-Hers were celebrated and recognized for all of their hard work throughout the year and the many accomplishments made through their 4-H programs. Member representatives from each of the clubs spoke on behalf of their group and offered parents and volunteers their thanks for all of the hard work that goes into 4-H.
Volunteer Coordinator Cam Crogie also thanked the many volunteers and said, “Without our volunteers there wouldn’t be a 4-H program. They are the backbone of our organization.”
After the awards had been presented, guests were treated to pizza, drinks and a silent auction.
Member Awards for the 2017 clubs were awarded to members recognized for their “4-H project participation and their involvement at the county, regional and provincial levels during their 4-H years. Members’ enthusiasm and helpfulness, as well as their use of 4-H skills outside of projects. are also considered.” Winners were as follows:
Novice member awards: 1st – Felicity Porteous, 2nd – Taylor Mathers, 3rd – Ava Acres;
Junior member awards: 1st – Cassidy Porteous, 2nd – Brooklin Begg, 3rd – Emma Acres;
Intermediate member awards: 1st – Bruce Porteous, 2nd – Payton Vandenbroek, 3rd – Caitlin Begg;
Senior member awards: 1st – Kurtis McLean, 2nd – Kyleigh Jampen, 3rd – Kelly Somerville, 4th – Holly Somerville, and 5th – Cilicia Pol.
The Dundas County 4-H Association Scholarship Award went to Kurtis McLean.