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    4-H Coordinator Penny Berend, Young County 4-H volunteers, Young County 4-H Youth Council and members and the Young County Commissioner’s Court pose for a photo after the court proclaimed April 7 through 13 as National Volunteer Day in Young County. Pictured standing (L-R) are County Extension Agent Penny Berend, Archery Coaches Blake Seyler, Thomas Hernandez and David Cook, 4-H Councilwoman Victoria Richards, Lone Star 4-H Club Manager Christine Richards, 4-H Councilwoman Becca Burgess, Renewed 4-H Club Manager Jamie Buse, Parent Adult Leader Joe Bob Whittaker, 4-H Councilman Boomer Whitaker, Shotgun Coach Charlie Rogers, 4-H Councilwomen Haleigh Buse, Amanda Richards, Gracie Buse and Kenzie Gough. Pictured sitting (L-R) are Pct. 4 Commissioner Jimmy Wiley, Pct. 3 Commissioner Stacey Rogers, Young County Judge John Bullock, Pct. 2 Commissioner Matt Pruitt and Pct. 1 Commissioner Mike Sipes. (Leader photo by Nathan Lawson)

County proclaims National Volunteer Day

Young County Commissioner’s Court signed a proclamation on Monday recognizing Young County 4-H volunteers and the hours they have committed to its clubs and programs.

“Each year thousands of volunteers donate their time, energy and even their own finances in some cases to support local 4-H programs,” Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Agent Penny Berend said.

Berend brought some Young County 4-H volunteers with her to be recognized for all they do including the new archery club coaches Blake Seyler, Thomas Hernandez and David Cook. The trio started volunteering in February and have been attending training outside the county recently.

“Our members have increased probably close to 20% due to the project area of our archery project,” Berend said. “So, it is a really successful project happening at the moment due to these three gentlemen.”

Other volunteers who were recognized during the meeting include Lone Star 4-H Club Manager Christine Richards, Renewed 4-H Club Manager Jamie Buse, 4-H Raffle Coordinator Joe Bob Whittaker and trap and Shotgun Coach Charlie Rogers.

For the rest of the story see the Wednesday, April 10 edition of The Graham Leader.

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