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Sunlight 4-H Club Members Present Donations Collected in Drive for the Humane Society of Washington County

Sunlight 4-H Club Members Present Donations Collected in Drive for the Humane Society of Washington County

Hagerstown, MD- On Tuesday, March 11, 2008, members of the Sunlight 4-H presented Humane Society of Washington County Executive (HSWC) Director Paul Miller with a wide variety of donations collected recently in a Collection Drive for the shelter. The Drive was held as their monthly project and 16 members participated.
In January 2008 Leslie Ward, parent overseer of the 4-H Sunlight Club, picked up a copy of the shelter's Wish List and began planning their Collection Drive. "The kids were just great," stated Ward, adding, "They were very creative and made attractive collection boxes that were decorated with animal themes that they left at their pick up points." Upon completion of the Drive over 16 boxes and bags filled to the brim with a wide variety of items and numerous bags and cases of food were brought to the shelter.
Paul Miller gave a talk for the club members and extended his gratitude for all their hard work. "This was a very nice thing for the Sunlight 4-H members to do for the shelter," stated Miller. He added, "It is obvious they worked very hard to obtain so many useful items for us." Members of the Sunlight 4-H Club that participated in the Collection Drive were: Charlie Grab, Rebekah Shirk, Kayla Vance, Erica Vance, Hannah Brown, Amanda Ward, Kaitlyn Shirk, Nicholas Ward, Grace Grab, Leah grab, Sarah Shirk, Patrick Snouffer, Becky Snouffer, Rachael Shafer, Natalie Shafer, and Hope Ward.
Mr. Miller congratulated five members of that group for having received President's Volunteer Service Awards. Those awards are earned by accumulating volunteer service hour requirements based on the age of the volunteer. The Gold President's Volunteer Service Award was earned by the following after their completion of over 250 hours of volunteer service: Amanda Ward, Nicholas Ward, Rebekah Shirk, and Kaitlyn Shirk. The Bronze President's Volunteer Service Ward Medal recipient is Sarah Shirk, who earned the award after completing 50 hours of volunteer service. Miller commented, "It is obvious Amanda, Nicholas, Rebekah, Kaitlyn and Sarah have motivated other members of Sunlight 4-H Club as I understand a number of other club members are hoping to earn their own President's Volunteer Service Awards very soon."
The Humane Society of Washington County is grateful to the staff at WHAT TV channel 25 for donating the adoption packets and helping to raise awareness for the many wonderful shelter animals currently available at the shelter. For more information on programs and resources available at the HSWC please visit their website at

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