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Fifteen-Year Service Pin Awarded To Thompson
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At the recent 4-H awards night in Oakdale, Jolene Thompson of Orange Blossom 4-H received her 15-year leader pin and was presented with the Roberta Fay Ellis Memorial Award.

Orange Blossom 4-H has seen its longtime leaders earn recognition for their service.

At the 4-H Leaders Dinner held on Feb. 1, Jolene Thompson received her 15-year Leader Pin as well as being presented with the Roberta Fay Ellis Memorial Award for outstanding service and contributions to the Stanislaus County Youth Development Program.

Thompson has been active in multiple 4-H programs in the county: Orange Blossom 4-H Leader, Stanislaus County Hi 4-H Advisor, Hi 4-H Exchange Advisor, Camp Committee, and has helped with activities like waterfront at camp, Fashion Revue at the county and state level, Presentation Day at the county and regional level, has led many projects including Home Furnishings, Leadership, Sewing, Outdoor Adventure, and Food Preservation, and has been involved in many aspects of the county and state fair (Farmyard Experience, Milk Bar), State Field Day, and more.

Other honors for Orange Blossom 4-H at the dinner included June Sanchez and Lisa Jones recognized as 10-year leaders.