By Samantha Sunderhaft
In early November, the Geauga County 4-H club held their annual “Member & Volunteer Recognition” banquet at St. Mary’s Parish in Chardon. Quite a few of the Giggles ‘n Stitches Club members and advisors received some very distinguished honors and awards.
Julia Wood is the President of the 2019 Advisory Committee, who organizes this special afternoon. She is also the active and engaged Advisor for the Giggles ‘n Stitches club. In fact, Julia received the Meritorious Service Award, along with two other volunteers who have shown superior dedication to the 4-H program for ten or more years of service. Graycen Wood, Julia’s daughter and another long term advisor and member to Giggles ‘n Stitches, was one of two young volunteers who received the Clover Key Award as a dedicated and committed creative leader serving their clubs for 1-5 years.
Other members of Giggles ‘n Stitches who received awards were Maggie Eibler, Corrin Hamby, Grace England, Elizabeth Cooper, Helena Haar, Sarah Turpin and Emily Tessean as State Fair Qualifiers and Participants for Clothing and Textiles. Gianna Aquila and Rebecca Turpin received the 4-H Cloverbud award. Olivia Hall, Corrin Hamby, Autumn Hamby and Camden Hedrick were awarded the Outstanding 4-H Members award. Outstanding Two Year Volunteers included Laura Hamby, Graycen Wood and Lisa Hernandez. While Julia Wood was honored as a Ten Year Volunteer. Maggie Eibler was recognized as a 2019 Camp Counselor and Maggie Eibler, Autumn Hamby and Corrin Hamby were recognized as Youth Fashion Board Members.
The Giggles ‘n Stitches Club also took home two prestigious awards. They were selected as an Honor Club and earned the Community Service Club Award. Congratulations to this active club and its members for a successful year.