January Heart of 4-H Volunteer Award — Phil Wharton

Phil Wharton
Phil Wharton

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

A volunteer for six years, Phil has helped in a variety of roles:
• Lancaster County 4-H Council member and chair of the chicken dinner fundraiser at the Lancaster County Super Fair. He has also helped at 4-H food stand at fair and 4-H Information Night.
• Horse Volunteers in Program Service (VIPS) committee member.
• Clover College helper by bringing his family’s miniature horse for “Horse Course” workshops.
• Volunteer at Teen Council’s Overnight Lock-Ins for 4th & 5th graders.

“As a kid, I was not in 4-H, so I also get to learn more every year along with the kids,” he says. “I want to continue to help 4-H kids grow in different aspects such as confidence and community involvement. I truly enjoy being involved at the county fair. You get to watch the older 4-H kids helping the younger ones with their exhibits and getting ready for their livestock shows.”