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Wetzel County 4-H Celebrates Members’ Achievements

October 31, 2018
Wetzel Chronicle

On Sunday, Oct. 7 Wetzel County 4-H celebrated its members' achievements by holding a council circle at the 4-H campgrounds. The 4-H members worked together in tribes to plan songs to lead, and a "Top 10 List" of reasons to be in 4-H. Jenny Stoneking, president of the 4-H Leaders Association, served as "Big Chief" to lead the activities of the evening, and William Nice led several songs for the whole group.

Four members were honored as Outstanding 4-Hers. This is the highest honor given by the Wetzel County 4-H Leaders Association. Those honored were Hannah Loy, older girl; Justin Bowman, older boy; Lidia Midcap, younger girl; and Russell VanCamp, younger boy. These members demonstrated enthusiasm and commitment to 4-H by each using their head, heart, hands, and health throughout the year and serving as role models to other members.

Also in attendance were Bill and Beulah Talkington. In 1950, Bill and Beulah were Chief and Sagamore of the Delaware tribe at Wetzel County 4-H Camp. Since that time, their love and commitment to 4-H has continued. They have served as long-time volunteers and champions of Wetzel County 4-H. They were honored by the Wetzel County 4-H Leaders Association with a bench that will recognize their love of 4-H at the campgrounds.

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Beulah and Bill Talkington sit on the bench dedicated to them by the Wetzel County 4-H Leaders Association.

The 4-H Leaders would like to thank McDonalds for contributing cups for the ice cream social that preceded the event, Clayton Young from Young Brothers Firewood & Hauling for donating firewood for Council Circle, and Bill Aberegg for donating his labor to build the bench.

4-H is a volunteer-led youth development program where members learn life skills, develop as leaders, and make lifelong friendships. 4-H is free to join and open to any youth age 9-21 years old. Caring adult volunteers are needed to help with clubs, camp, and programs throughout the year. If you are interested in volunteering or learning more about 4-H call the Wetzel County WVU Extension Office at 304-455-0934



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