Cleburne County 4-H hosted its annual Awards Banquet on Thursday, November 15.  4-H members ages 5-18 that placed first in county, district and state contest received an award.  There were approximately 100 4-H members, volunteers, family and friends that attended the awards banquet.  

Every year a 4-H member in each of the three age groups is awarded the prestigious Outstanding 4-Her of the Year award.  The Outstanding 4-Her of the Year is  awarded to one cloverbud, junior and senior that has exceeded in their project area, leadership and community service efforts.  This year the honor was awarded to:  Harper Fall for Cloverbud, Freelyn DeVine for Junior and Rocky DeVine for Senior. 

The Cleburne County 4-H Hall of Fame is awarded to a Senior 4-H member that has excelled in their 4-H experience.  A recommendation letter must to submitted by a non-related club leader and the 4-H member must submit a written essay explaining their 4-H experiences and what 4-H means to them.  Luke Wilson is this year’s Hall of Fame winner.  Luke has held several club officer positions; served on various committees, competed in several o’rama competitions at the county, district and state level; and competed on state and national winning teams.

4-H is the premier youth development program conducted by the University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service. Through non-formal, science-based, experiential education activities, 4-H participants gain knowledge and enhance life skills enabling them to become positive, productive, capable and compassionate members of society. If you are interested in 4-H contact the Cleburne County Extension Office at 501-362-2524 or at 2319 Hwy 110 W Suite D in Heber Springs.