Lehigh 4-H awardees

Rep. Gary Day (far left) and Hannah Geiger (center) pose with this year’s awards. Joining them are (L to R) Bill Royer, Rep. Zachary Mako, and 4-H Educator Kelly Weisner.

Lehigh County 4-H presented this year’s Lehigh County Friend of 4-H Award to Rep. Gary Day (R-Lehigh/Berks), someone who continually supports the 4-H program and the youth involved.

“For many years, we have interacted with this individual at 4-H events. On many occasions, he speaks to others about the value of this great program. He communicates with and inspires our current 4-H members to find their path to a successful 4-H experience and future life. He visits 4-H club meetings when invited to share what it means to serve others. He takes the time to work with the 4-H staff to continue to enhance this excellent program for the residents of Lehigh County. Each year, we are honored to have him congratulate our members at the 4-H Banquet,” writes Lehigh County 4-H in a release.

Day was recognized during the Lehigh County 4-H Award Banquet held on Nov. 9. He was joined by his family and fellow legislative staff at this year’s banquet to acknowledge his contributions to the youth and adults in the 4-H program.

Day has been re-elected to his second term as representative of the 187th Legislative District of Pennsylvania where he serves the communities of Northern, Northwestern, and West-central Lehigh County and Northeastern Berks.

“Congratulations to Representative Day on this very deserving award. Thank you for your all you do in the 4-H community!” writes the Lehigh County 4-H in the release.

For the sixth year, Lehigh County 4-H recognized one unique 4-H Club Leader for their outstanding service, commitment, and passion. The 4-H Board accepted a few nominations and presented this year’s award to Hannah Geiger.

“This year’s recipient was a 4-H member just a few years ago and now dedicates her time to helping young people learn an essential skill: sewing.”

The nomination form indicates that this leader is outstanding; she has exciting ideas and can fix any problem that occurs while sewing. Each week, Hannah works on different sewing projects with the members of the Neffs Clovers 4-H Xlub, which is something they all look forward to.

4-H member, Krista, age 11, nominated Hannah who taught her how to thread and use a sewing machine, sew a button and hole, an invisible zipper, lining, and hem.

“Hannah, we recognize your time, your sewing knowledge, your experience and most of all, your patience. Thank you for your all you do in the 4-H community,” writes Lehigh County 4-H in the release.

Lehigh County 4-H looks forward to receiving submissions for next year’s winner from 4-H members. Members are encouraged to continue to nominate their leader.

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