Celebrating Success With Master Gardener Volunteer Milestone Awards!
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With the COVID-19 restrictions lifted the Master Gardener℠ volunteers of Dare County gathered for an afternoon of celebration at the Recreation Center Pavillion in Kill Devil Hills. It was a perfect day to celebrate; blue skies & sunny! Volunteers were presented with their 2020 Milestone Awards and enjoyed an appreciation video highlighting their accomplishments throughout last year. The celebration wouldn’t have been complete without a delicious assortment of cupcakes provided by the Hospitality Committee. For many of our volunteers, it was the first time gathering since the pandemic began last April so there was much to celebrate!
Please join us in congratulating the Master Gardener volunteers of Dare County for an outstanding year in 2020!
NC State Extension Milestone Awards were presented as follows:
20 Years of Volunteer Service: Julia Morris
15 Years of Volunteer Service: Barbara Koeblin, Earl Wemer
5 Years of Volunteer Service: Ruth Engdahl, Sara Haigh, Keith Lilly
250 Hours of Volunteer Service: Dona Fiedler, Melodie Badger, Mary Lou DiGrassie, Wayne Krout
500 Hours of Volunteer Service: Earl Wemer
1000 Hours of Volunteer Service: Judy Johnson, Julia Morris
5000 Hours of Volunteer Service: Christine Stadther
N.C. Cooperative Extension honors their volunteers with Milestone Awards based on volunteer service hours and years of service. Every year, each Master Gardener℠ volunteer re-certifies by volunteering a minimum of 20 hours and keeping current with at least 12 hours of continuing education classes.
The Extension Master Gardener℠ program of Dare County contributes significantly to the lives of North Carolina residents and local communities each year. In 2020, the Master Gardener volunteers of Dare County volunteered more than 3,300 hours and obtained over 1,100 hours of continuing education. Their volunteer hours are estimated to be valued at over $85,000 (based on the Independent Sector value of $25.43/hour).
For more information about the Extension Master Gardener volunteers of Dare County or the horticulture programs and workshops they provide, please visit our homepage or you can contact N.C. Cooperative Extension of Dare County office at 252-473-4290.