2017-08-11 / Life

District 7 4-H honors volunteers


Gennifer Brister Gennifer Brister Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s annual District 7 4-H Silver Clover Recognition Banquet honored 27 adult leaders, including Lampasas County honoree Gennifer Brister.

Mrs. Brister volunteers as club manager for the Sulphur Creek 4-H Club. In addition, she serves on the Lampasas County Youth Livestock Association Board of Directors. She has overseen both the Junior Livestock Board and the Reverse Raffle fundraiser for LCYLA.

The District 7 4-H Silver Clover Recognition Banquet was Monday at Zentner’s Daughter Steak House in San Angelo.

The event, now in its 50th year, recognized individuals instrumental to the success of the 23-county West Central District 4-H youth program, said Garry Branham, AgriLife Extension 4-H specialist at San Angelo.

“Top adult volunteers are the backbone supporting the ultimate success of our entire 4-H program,” Branham said. “They volunteer and work countless hours to enable 4-H members to become successful at all levels.”

Branham said Texas 4-H -- AgriLife Extension’s youth program component -- offers many projects, activities and events to support and enhance volunteer participation and adult involvement in young people’s lives.

Since it began, the banquet has been sponsored by the rural electric cooperatives serving the counties in District 7.

Honorees are nominated from counties in the district, Branham said. Finalists then are chosen by a committee of area electric cooperative personnel and AgriLife Extension officials.

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