November Heart of 4-H Volunteer Award: Jodi Gabel

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Lancaster County 4-H is proud to announce Jodi Gabel of Lincoln as winner of the November “Heart of 4-H Award” in recognition of outstanding volunteer service.

A volunteer with 4-H for 6 years, she currently is co-leader of the Little Green Giants 4-H club. Jodi has previously helped as a project leader and parent with the Clover Kids 4-H club and the Denton Clovers 4-H club. She has helped teach cooking, sewing and rocketry projects. She has also helped with community service projects such as sewing masks for Bryan Health’s medical staff.

“I like being a 4-H volunteer because I can be involved in the education of my children and other youth,” Jodi says. “My favorite experience as a 4-H volunteer is seeing youth have the opportunity to try new things.”

Tracy Pracheil, co-leader of the Little Green Giants, says, “Jodi’s passion for youth and learning experiences is evident in her support of the Little Green Giants 4-H club. As a 4-H alumni from Madison County, Jodi brings valued perspectives that help shape 4-H experiences for her own children and other club members. Whether it is helping with the community service event at the Kiwanis Karnival, providing feedback on a speech, or recruiting a guest speaker for a club project, Jodi is always willing to help!”