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4H Gold Star Winners Named
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 • Posted November 23, 2011

A local 4-H member from Mason County, Gabe Jennings, son of Karen and Gary Jennings of Fredonia, was among 28 youth honored during the Texas AgriLife Extension Service’s District 7 4-H Gold Star Banquet. The annual event was held Nov. 14 in the Cactus Hotel in San Angelo.The Gold Star Award is the highest honor given by AgriLife Extension on the county level. Winners are picked based on their personal development, leadership and achievement in 4-H projects, and on activities and contributions made to the 4-H program.The annual Friend of 4-H Award is given annually to an organization or individual that supports the District’s 4-H program. This year’s award was presented to Stripes Convenience Stores. Their Mobile Clover Campaign in which shoppers can support 4-H by making donations upon check out at store registers, raised over $5,000 for District 7 in 2010 and almost $11,000 in 2011. The local Stripes store in Mason participated, and we appreciate their contributions to the Mason 4-H program- both in 2010 (local total: $93) and in 2011 (total not announced). The award is given annually to an individual or business for their support of the district’s 4-H program. We look forward to recognizing our local store at a later date!The Gold Star Banquet is sponsored annually in the 23-county district by AgriLife Extension and AEP-Texas.

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