Sara Gamble, left, a member with the Lot 16 4-H Club, winner of the Charlie Goodwin Top Horse & Pony Member Award; Brandon Malone of the Morell and Area 4-H Club, winner of the Top 4-H Livestock Member Award; and Robert Larsen of the Albany Centennial 4-H Club, winner of the Callbeck’s Home Building Centre Top Member Award.Submitted Photo
More than 150 attended the recent annual 4-H P.E.I. awards banquet.
Awards were handed out last month in an afternoon of fine food and celebration, with Lawrence MacAulay, the federal minister of agriculture and agri-food, as well as Alan McIsaac, the provincial minster of agriculture, in attendance.
During the banquet, Louise Andrews was acknowledged for her 45 years of volunteer service. Thirty-four other volunteer leaders received certificate acknowledging their five–40 years of dedication to 4-H.
Wayne and Jessie Crosby received the Fried of 4-H award for their years of contributions dating back to 1998, particularly in the area of production and exhibition.
Long-time provincial staff member Connie Boswall was recognized as an honourary member of the P.E.I. 4-H council in recognition of her more than 35 years of service prior to retiring in 2016.
During the banquet, the Heart Club, which honours significant cumulative donations to the P.E.I. 4-H Trust, recognized Tom Stewart for achieving the gold member status. The family of the late Helen Lyle Small accepted a certificate acknowledging the achievement of memorial gold level status for donations made to the trust in her name. P.E.I. Mutual Insurance Company was recognized for achieving platinum status as a corporate sponsor of the trust. Their donation was will help kick off the trust’s Centennial Legacy Fundraising Campaign in association with P.E.I. 4-H’s 100th anniversary celebrations which will occur in 2018.
The Albany Centennial 4-H Club was award the first place prize of the Brookville Lime Community Project Award, which Millview-Vernon River took home second, Wheatley River took home third, and Dunstaffnage-Marshfield claimed fourth.
Other winners Include:
–Robert Larsen, Albany Centennial 4-H club: Callbeck’s Home Building Centre Top 4-H member of the year award
–Brandon Malone, Morell and Area 4-H club: Top 4-H livestock member of the year award
–Sara Gamble, Lot 16 4-H club: Charlie Goodwin top horse and pony member award
–Brenda Larsen, Albany Centennial 4-H club: P.E.I. Women in Agriculture Leader Recognition award
–Women’s Institute Agriculture Awareness Project Award: First place, Wheatley River 4-H club; second place, Albany Centennial 4-H club