December Heart of 4-H Volunteer Award: Sarah Lanik-Frain and Mike Frain

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Lancaster County 4-H is proud to announce Sarah Lanik-Frain and Mike Frain of Lincoln as co-winners of the December “Heart of 4-H Award” in recognition of outstanding volunteer service.

They have volunteered with 4-H for 12 years as parent volunteers, first with the Fantastic 4 4-H club. Currently, Sarah is leader of the Rabbits R Us club, which has been recognized as a Nebraska 4-H Club of Excellence for many years. The couple has helped with many 4-H community service projects such as providing hands-on activities at Kiwanis Karnival, taking rabbits to assisted-living facilities, making dog beds for the Humane Society, gardening at Homestead Rehabilitation Center and taking sheep to live nativity scenes.

Sarah and Mike help at 4-H rabbit shows and clinics, and volunteer at 4-H Clover College. Sarah recently joined the 4-H Rabbit Volunteers in Program Service (VIPS) committee. Both help at the Lancaster County Super Fair setting up for 4-H rabbit and sheep shows, as well as static exhibit displays. The couple also helps staff shifts at 4-H Council’s food stand at Super Fair.

“We like being 4-H volunteers because it gives us hope for future generations,” says Sarah. “Our favorite experiences as 4-H volunteers are working with the kids and watching them grow, learn and succeed with their projects. Seeing the smiles on faces at fair is the best!”