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Hancock County 4-H
Posted By jfortier On February 3, 2010 @ 1:52 pm In | Comments Disabled
It was definitely a pleasure for Norma Hardison, Program Aide II, to present the 2013 Youth in Action Award to Ashley, Hoof & Paws. Norma included Ashley in a question and answer style presentation. Ashley did a good job and made it fun. Thanks, Ashley.
Ashley started at age 5 in the Busy Bees Club of Bucksport. When Ashley first came into Hoof & Paws with Tina Chadbourne as leader, Ashley was as the old saying goes, “Green as Grass.” But she took to 4-H like a duck takes to water. Her first project was beef and she knew nothing about raising cattle! Dwight Sargent was a mentor to teach her about being judged at the fair. Tina taught her at the club level. She worked hard and became the winner of the most valued trophy in 4-H – the Razor Crosman award. If there was a bake sale at Tractor Supply, Ashley was there. How about Bay Festival, Pumpkin Daze, Cloverfest, making Linus blankets, many different bake sales and walks for cancer, Paws on Parade for the Humane Society and funds for the SPCA. This is a sample of many events Ashley was involved in.
Her record is impressive, but the number of volunteer hours is amazing and must be an all time high for Volunteering and Community Service by Hancock County youth!
Ashley started volunteering eight years ago at Ross Manor in Bangor. The past six years she has averaged around 300 hours a year volunteering on the Alzheimer/ Dementia Unit. Ashley says the residents are like family. They love talking, listening and getting attention. Ashley and her sister, Sarah, go to work with their mother 3 to 4 days a week from 6 a.m. to 3 or 4 pm and some days it is later. They help out by serving meals, making beds, putting laundry away, spending one on one time with the residents. The majority of their hours are in the summer.
Both girls do community service on a regular basis. One of their big events is helping to set up and walking in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. They volunteered Christmas day last year at Ross Manor before going home for their own Christmas. The girls put in an average of 500 hours a year between volunteering and community service.
Ashley is going to follow in her mothers footsteps and be a nurse. Norma then asked her to make an announcement on her most recent accomplishment. She announced that she got her CNA license and the audience came to their feet in a standing ovation. That brought tears to Ashley’s eyes (good tears). Congratulations to our 4-H “model” volunteer!
November 11 – Veteran’s Day – Extension Office Closed
November 12 – 6:00 pm – Leaders’ & Volunteers’ Banquet – Acadia Christian School
November 17 – 4:30 – 6:30 pm – Handworks Night – Extension Office
November 28 – Thanksgiving Day – Extension Office Closed
November 29 – Extension Office Close
December 7 – Ellsworth Christmas Parade
December 15 – 4:30 – 6:00 pm – Handworks Night – Extension Office
December 31 – Reenrollment paperwork due in Extension Office – no exceptions
January 9 – 5:30 – 7:30 – Jamboree Meeting – Extension Office
January 12 – 2:00 – 4:00 pm – Public Speaking Clinic – Extension Office
January 14 – 7:00 pm – Leaders’ & Volunteers’ Meeting – Extension Office
January 18 – 9:00 am – 2:00 pm - VOLT Training – Extension Office
January 19 – 4:30 – 6:00 pm – Handworks Night – Extension Office
February 19 – County Public Speaking Delegates Due to Ext. Office – No Exception
March 1 – Hancock County Public Speaking Tournament
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