From left: Heidi Wilson

From left: Heidi Wilson

4-H honours best young farmers

The Langley District 4-H Awards Banquet was held Friday, Nov. 4 at the Ft. Langley Evangelical Church.

The Langley District 4-H Awards Banquet was held Friday, Nov. 4 at the Ft. Langley Evangelical Church. Over 200 people were in attendance for the banquet and presentation of awards for the top Junior and Senior members of the 4-H Clubs in the Langley District.

Awards for the public speaking, demonstration, educational display and Speak & Show competitions that were held earlier in the year were also presented. Rosettes for top judges at the judging rally were also presented.

The B.C. Ministry of Agriculture and Food also presented Leader Tenure awards to Heather Gilliland, Kathy Hope, and Bente Beirnes for five years of service. A 20 year service award was presented to Al DeJong.

Top Juniors in the district:

Prairie Coast Equipment Award: Brandon Koch, of the Langley 4-H Beef & Swine club

Aldor Acres Award: Johnathan Macadam, of the Langley 4-H Beef & Swine club

Barichello Memorial Award: Tamara Marlikowski, of Woodlands 4-H Hare & Hound club

Alice McKay Memorial Award for top overall Junior member: Jeremiah Macadam, of the Langley 4-H Beef & Swine club

Top Seniors in the district:

Langley Centennial Award (presented by Langley City, & Langley Township): Sean Hope, of Langley Lamb & Woolcraft, and Fraser Valley Beef

BMO-Bank of Montreal Award: Sabrina Anderson, of Langley Lamb & Woolcraft, and Fraser Valley Beef

C.I.B.C. Award: Ashley Gilliland, of Langley Lamb & Woolcraft, and Fraser Valley Beef

B.C. Hydro Award to the top overall Senior Member: Heidi Wilson, of the Otter Llama Club

The leaders, parents, and members of the 4-H clubs in the Langley District would like to thank all the various people and sponsors who have helped out over the past year, whether by judging an event, hosting a club, or supporting our clubs. Your contribution to our youth is greatly appreciated.

-LYNDA DEVALERA, President, Langley 4-H Senior Council