MSU Extension recognizes 4-H volunteers and members

4-H leader of the year and Carol Pilot.

IRON MOUNTAIN — The annual 4-H Recognition Banquet took place recently at United Sportsmen Inc. in Iron Mountain.

The banquet is an opportunity for 4-H members, volunteers and community partners to be awarded for their contribution to the Dickinson County 4-H Program.

Among those awarded were several community youth members who have shown excellence in specific project areas.

Three $500 scholarships were given to 4-H graduating seniors, Amanda Jensen, Sydney Smith and Jordyn Stephens.

Thirty 4-H volunteers were recognized for their years of service with the Dickinson County 4-H Program ranging from one year with the program to 22 years.

4-H leader of the year Pam Jensen.

Leader of the year was presented to Pam Jensen, leader of the Silver Spurs 4-H Club and Carol Pilot, leader of The Merriman Farmers 4-H Youth Group.

The Big Shooters 4-H Club, led by Tony Erickson, walked away with the award for Club of the Year and the Friend of 4-H award was presented to Craig Suheski for the integral role that he played in assisting 4-H youth during fair time.

In addition to the awards ceremony, dinner was catered by Blackstone Pizza and the 4-H Leader Council.

Entertainment included service project presentations delivered by the Dickinson County 4-H youth.

Various local community businesses generously donated items/certificates to enhance the event including Tadych’s Econo Foods, Protech Lube and Wash, Iron Mountain Automotive, Pizza Hut, Hardee’s, Main Street Pizza, Stair Case, Greenway Books, Maurices, B and B Tire and Auto, Iron Suites, Jean Kay’s Pasties, Sally Beauty Supply, Norway Mercantile, Damian’s Pasta Works, Days Inn and Thirsty Whale.

“Thanks to all our volunteers, youth and community partners for making 4-H programming a possibility in Dickinson County,” said Jessica Coron, MSU Extension Dickinson County 4-H Program Coordinator & SNAP-Ed Program Instructor.

If you would like more information on MSU Extension’s Dickinson County 4-H Program, contact Jessica at 906-774-0363.