2018 Volunteer Awards & Appreciation Program

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Attendees of the 2018 Volunteer Awards & Recognition Program

A volunteer awards and recognition program was held on November 1st at the Murphy First Baptist Church fellowship hall. The staff of NC Cooperative Extension, Cherokee County Center planned the program to recognize and show gratitude for the Master Gardener volunteers and the 4-H volunteers that we work with on a regular basis. The awards program was sponsored by NC Farm Bureau.

Ag Agent Keith Wood handed out certificates of appreciation to Master Gardeners and years of service pins for 5 years, 10 years and even 15 years of service. Master Gardeners were also recognized for hours of volunteer work. Cherokee County Master Gardeners have recorded over 1500 hours of service so far this year!

4-H Agent Shannon Coleman recognized her 4-H volunteers and some of her community partners. Shannon recognized volunteers who assist with school enrichment projects and other community activities. “4-H Volunteer Leader of the Year” award went to Angie Hopkins. Angie spends a lot of her time planning programs and activities for the Cherokee Riders 4-H Horse Club.

Angie Hopkins receiving her 4-H Volunteer Leader of the Year Award & 4-H Agent, Shannon Coleman

The Cherokee County Extension staff members chose one volunteer who they wanted to recognize for the “Friend of Extension” award. Sue Liguori was chosen as the 2018 “Friend of Extension” recipient. Sue has volunteered in every aspect for the Extension staff, including the Master Gardeners, 4-H school enrichment projects, even helping answer phones at the Extension office and much more. Congratulations to Sue!

Sue Liguori accepting the 2018 “Friend of Extension” award with the NC Cooperative Extension staff members

The staff of the Cherokee County Extension Center appreciates each and every volunteer that donates their time. We hope to expand the awards program next year to include other groups and individuals that work hard to make Cherokee County a wonderful place to live.

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