July Heart of 4-H Volunteer Award — Marti Thomson

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Lancaster County 4-H is proud to announce Marti Thomson of Palmyra as winner of the July “Heart of 4-H Award” in recognition of outstanding volunteer service. A volunteer for seven years, Marti is currently co-leader of the Sew Green 4-H club which focuses on sewing and community service. She has also assisted with the Rabbits R Us club, helped set up for static exhibits at the Lancaster County Super Fair, and helped staff shifts at the 4-H food stand at fair.

She says, “It is so much fun to see the kids receive the rewards for all of their hard work! And not just the ribbons, but the joy and satisfaction they get for serving the community, and doing a job well. I love watching them grow and become confident in their own abilities and talents. They have so much potential and it is amazing to see how much they have to offer the community. These children really are the future. My favorite experience has been talking with children at the fair and seeing them interact with the public. Their enthusiasm for sharing their knowledge about their projects and the animals is just wonderful! They are great ambassadors for the agricultural community and the state of Nebraska.”

Lancaster County 4-H thanks Marti for donating her time and talents. People like her are indeed the heart of 4-H!