* The Niagara 4-H Program recently honored members, leaders and parents for their work and accomplishments at its annual Achievement Night.
Recognized were the eight Clover Bud clubs for members ages 5, 6 and 7; the first-year 4-H clubs that completed one-year projects: Akron Equestrian Team, Cooleroni Clovers, Science 4-Home School and the Guppies Clover Buds.
Outstanding Agricultural 4-H Club was the Wolcottsville Wildcats, which had 10 project leaders and 23 enrolled members. The club participated in a large variety of agricultural projects.
Outstanding First-Year Club was the Akron Equestrian Team, under the leadership of Glenn and Natalie Judd. The group has four project leaders and participates in educational field trips, presentations and shows.
Outstanding Large Club was the Sour Patch Kids, under the leadership of Elizabeth Clapsadle. The group has 18 members and six project leaders and has participated in community service projects and a variety of achievement programs, tours, fund-raising events, fairs and a club trip.
Outstanding Home Economics Club was the Trailblazers, under the direction of leader Kim Mansfield, who is assisted by five adult project leaders.
Outstanding Small Club was the Cheerful Chums and leader Sandra Gardner. Cheerful Chums was also was awarded the Community Service Award for projects helping out at bingo in a Gasport nursing home, planning a church Halloween party, selling bouquets for hospice Mother's Day sale and selling wreaths and building a doll house to donate to hospice.
Nathan Lefort of Starbursts 4-H Club received the Do Your Own Thing Award for his project to promote fishing. Sherryl Perez received the Ferree Family Leadership Award for her work as an enthusiastic and patient leader of the Sanborn Stallions; and Amanda Townsend, 16, received the High Point Rabbit and Cavy Award.
John Turton, 12, of Lockport, received the Leigh Creasy Memorial Award for his work with poultry. Gabrielle Foe, 15, of Lockport, and Krystal Alt, 16, of Appleton, received the Red Jacket Masonic Lodge Citizenship Award for living the 4-H pledge through their actions.