Marilyn Dudenhoeffer of Panhandle was among the 27 volunteer 4-H leaders who were recognized for their outstanding leadership at the 65th annual Gold Star Banquet for District I on Oct. 21 at the Alumni Banquet Facility of West Texas A&M University in Canyon. Also recognized that evening were 23 Gold Star Award recipients.
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service 4-H specialist, Shawnte Clawson said that the volunteer leaders are those willing partners who pitch in whenever and where ever they are needed. They participate in committees, provide leadership and help build self-confidence throughout the 4-H program.
“Volunteers are key to our 4-H program,” Clawson said “We value them greatly. This is our one opportunity during the year to salute them and recognize volunteers from each county in front of their peers.”
Mrs. Dudenhoeffer contributed her leadership beginning with her three children, Trey, Josie and Braden. She has continued to help and work with Carson County 4-H’ers even after her children completed their years as members of 4-H.