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Davidson County 4-H Volunteer Recognized at State Conference
Volunteers are the heart of the North Carolina 4-H program.  Their passion and commitment create positive opportunities for young people across the state every day.  Simply put, without their consistent, dedicated service, many of the 4-H programs we have today would not exist.  The first weekend of February many of these volunteers gathered at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center in Durham, NC to attend the 2017 Volunteer Leader’s Conference.  This is a great opportunity for county volunteers to participate in workshops and seminars specifically designed for 4-H volunteers to create new and exciting programs for the youth they serve.  Annually, more than 200 conference participants gain skills and knowledge that help them to make the best better!

On Saturday evening, the conference hosts the North Carolina 4-H State Awards and Recognition Banquet.  Award winners, 4-H staff members, sponsors, and volunteers are all invited to celebrate the success of a select few volunteers.  This year Davidson County had a volunteer award winner.  Carolyn Jones, 4-H county volunteer and leader of the Cedar Springs 4-H Club, was the winner of the North Central District Volunteer Recognition Award.  Out of the twenty counties in our district, and many great volunteers, Carolyn was selected for the honor.  Carolyn has been an invaluable resource to the Davidson County 4-H program for many years and continues to go above and beyond for the betterment of our youth.  In the transition period between county 4-H agents, Carolyn made sure the program continued to run as usual and kept the youth involved and engaged.  Her consistent support and willingness to help in any way has played a very important role in growing our county 4-H program. 

In a letter of support added to her award application, one club member said of Carolyn, “Mrs. Jones is always the first to step up and do what needs to be done…she launches herself into every 4-H opportunity and makes sure no member is left out.  She seldom receives any recognition, save the gratitude of her club.”  Thank you Mrs. Carolyn for your service to the Davidson County 4-H program!  We are happy you were finally recognized for your selfless, hard work.

If you would like to volunteer with the Davidson County 4-H program or may be interested in starting a county club, please contact Matt Barber at 336-242-2086 or matthew_barber@ncsu.edu.

 

DHS Class of 1976 Reunion
Members of the Denton High School Class of 1976 and all those affiliated with this class, we are planning our class reunion for this summer, 40+1 years. Mark your calendars, June 10, 2017.


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