Awards flow for youth at Milam 4-H banquet
Milam Count y 4-H celebrated on Sunday by honoring the successes of numerous 4-H'ers across the county with attendance around 200. Weston Fisher, county council chairman, served as master of ceremonies.
They received awards from: plaques from the Cameron Chamber of Commerce presented by Ginger Watkins, Chamber manager; $100 checks from Milam County Farm Bureau and Milano Livestock Exchange presented by Jay Beckhusen; county certificates and special certificate from John Carter, 31st Congressional District of Texas, presented by Justice of the Peace Chip Dunsmoor. Parents of the Gold Star Winners are Bonnie and Eugene Holub Jr. and Robin and Jim Faulkner.
Silver Star Award winners are 4-H'ers 11 to 13 years of age. Marek Burns Laywell Funeral Home of Cameron sponsors the plaques and Ed Laywell presented the awards to: Carson Cobb and Collin Kostroun of Cameron 4-H, and Danielle Pedroza of Thorndale 4-H. Proud parents are: Melissa and Eric Cobb, David and Jennifer Kostroun, and Stacey and Joe Pedroza.
Bronze Star Award winners are 4-H'ers 8- 10 years of age. David Barkemeyer, Cameron mayor, sponsored the awards to the following 4-H'ers: Chandler Barton and Patrick Cobb of Cameron 4-H, and Patrick Dean of Rockdale 4- H. Parents are Monica and Jason Barton, Melissa and Eric Cobb, and Susan and Tiny Dean.
Mr., Miss 4-H
Milam County 4-H clubs conducted fund raising activities during the months of August through November. The money raised helps 4-H'ers and leaders throughout the year. Prince and Princess as well as Mr. and Miss 4-H are based on the net profit from the fund raisers.
Kelbi Kovar and Lane Niemtschk of Thorndale 4-H were named Milam County Prince and Princess. Other 4-H Club nominees in running for Prince and Princess were: Gause 4-H nominees, Sarah Meierdierck and Matt Farr.
Carson Cobb and Colton Coufal of the Cameron 4-H Club were named Mr. and Miss 4-H. Rockdale 4-H club nominees Elaine Luckey and William Dean were second.
I Dare You Awards are presented to senior 4-H'ers who have shown leadership and community service leadership skills. This year's winners were: William Dean of Rockdale; Elaine Luckey of Rockdale; Taylor McWilliams of Thorndale. Each award winner received an I Dare You book and a certificate.
Twelve 4-H'ers received 4-H Jackets as first time state award winners. Winners and sponsors were: Emily McCoy, sponsored by Anderle Lumber Co., presented by James A nderle; Patick Cobb, sponsored by Bank of Texas-Thorndale; Kristian Lee, sponsored by Bland Construction; Hannah Hux, sponsored by Bradley Plumbing, presented by Carl Bradley; Clayton Hanke, sponsored by Buckholts State Bank, presented by Marian Warrick; Connolly Cooper, sponsored by Cameron Cleaners & Circle S BBQ; Lane Prazak, sponsored by EBCO Development; Garrett Timmerman, sponsored and presented by Deborah and Harvey Dean; Patrick Dean, sponsored by Ideal Poultry; Nathan Schupp, sponsored by M&M Farm Supply, presented by Choya Vaculin; Elaine Luckey, sponsored by Rockdale Federal Credit Union; Kaitlynn Gibson, sponsored by Rodenbeck's Farm & Ranch, presented by Trey Felton.
Recognition was given to companies and organizations that have continued to provide financial and other support to the Milam County 4-H Program: Alcoa- Rockdale Operations; Classic Bank; Citizens National Bank; Buckholts State Bank; Bank of Texas-Thorndale; Rockdale Federal Credit Union; Cameron Chamber of Commerce; Cameron Rotary Club; Cameron Lions Club; Cameron VFW Post 2010 and Auxiliary; Milam County Extension Education Association; New Salem Extension Education Association; and Friendly Progressive Extension Education Association; Bea's Kitchen in Cameron; Dr. Barron Rector; and Jerry and Agnes Kostroun.
Supporters and friends recognized each year for their continued support. KRXT Radio, KMIL Radio, Rockdale Reporter; Cameron Herald and Thorndale Champion; Country World newspaper, Temple Telegram, Thorndale Senior Citizens Center, Knights of Columbus Hall, Cameron ISD, Gause ISD, Milano ISD, Rockdale ISD, St. Paul Lutheran School, Thorndale ISD.