4-H & YOUTH — Heart of 4-H Volunteer Award: Nichole Jelinek

Nichole Jelinek
Nichole Jelinek

Lancaster County 4-H is proud to announce Nichole Jelinek of Waverly as winner of the September “Heart of 4-H Award” in recognition of outstanding volunteer service.

A volunteer for two years, Nichole is co-organizational leader of the Amazing Treasures 4-H club. The club meets monthly and works on activities voted on by the group at the beginning of the year. Members also do many community service projects such as activities with Waverly Care Center residents. The Amazing Treasures was a 2017 Outstanding 4-H Club based on members’ participation at the Lancaster County Super Fair.

“I love the life lessons that are being taught through the 4-H organization and seeing the ideas these kids bring to life,” says Nichole. “The skills that are being taught are things they aren’t necessarily learning in a text book, but things that can build upon what they are learning and give them an advantage in their future endeavors. I also love seeing things like quilting, canning, woodworking, etc. that seem to be becoming lost arts carried on by these future generations.”

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