May Heart of 4-H Volunteer Award — Rusty & Heidi Hanley

Heidi and Rusty Hanley
Heidi and Rusty Hanley

Lancaster County 4-H is proud to announce Rusty and Heidi Hanley of Lincoln as co-winners of the May “Heart of 4-H Award” in recognition of outstanding volunteer service.

They have volunteered as project leaders for 10 years with the Lincoln Shooting Stars, a 4-H shooting sports club. Rusty and Heidi coach youth in archery, rifle and muzzleloader. They have helped at several local and state matches for all disciplines, as well as the 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships, which are currently held in Grand Island.

They said, “We like being 4-H volunteers because we get to see youth progress from a sometimes bashful and shy youth, to a confident and proud individual. They build thinking and organizing skills. The shooting sports world is fun and exciting, and we like teaching youth the safe handling of firearms and archery equipment. Our favorite experience is seeing the smiles on the kids faces after a successful match when the hard work they put in has paid off.”

Lancaster County 4-H thanks Rusty and Heidi for donating their time and talents. People like them are indeed the heart of 4-H!