4-H’ers receive citizenship awards for service at fair

By Ginny Kropf, correspondent Posted 5 August 2023 at 7:10 pm

KNOWLESVILLE – Among the final awards presented at the conclusion of the Orleans County 4-H Fair were Citizenship Awards.

Recipients were Layne Walker, Lauren Zwifka, Grace Goodrich, Elizabeth Dresser, Sadie Pask, Hugh Gabalski, Danielle Schmidt, Matthew Bloom, Owen Cornell, Christina Zaidel, Sophia Albone, Marissa Young, Meganne Moore, Lea Donofrio, Lydia Hofmann, Carter Muipers, Kendra Scheid, Amelia Paratore, Kendyll Kidney, Charlotte McGrath, Grayson Erion, Gary Donofrio, Celes Paratore, Sophia Englant, Grant Kuipers, Helen Schofield, Kendyl Collyer, Kate Bennett, Rebecca Asento, Evelyn Paratore, Brody Collyer, Bailey Gonzalez, Albert Kidney, Makenzie McGrath, Autumn Kidney and Jackson Frasier.

Robert Batt, executive director of Orleans County Cornell Cooperative Extension, also thanked a select few youths who, besides contributing during the fair, went above and beyond to improve the green bathrooms which have been a long-term fair board project. They are Carter Kuipers, Amelia Paratore, Celes Paratore, Grant Kuipers, Evelyn Paratore, Ruth Kuipers, Jaxson Narburg, Madeline Bloom, Hollee Cook and Maci Manicki.