Buckeye Barn Busters receive Community Service Award

Front row, from left, Heather Simpkins of Seaman, Erin Simpkins of Seaman, Whitney Bauman of Otway, and Joy Bauman of Otway; Back row, from left, Emily Bauman of Otway, Bonnie Simpkins of Seaman, Amber Renchen of Peebles, and Dr. Roger Rennekamp, Associate Dean and Director, Ohio State University Extension.
Front row, from left, Heather Simpkins of Seaman, Erin Simpkins of Seaman, Whitney Bauman of Otway, and Joy Bauman of Otway; Back row, from left, Emily Bauman of Otway, Bonnie Simpkins of Seaman, Amber Renchen of Peebles, and Dr. Roger Rennekamp, Associate Dean and Director, Ohio State University Extension.

The Buckeye Barn Busters 4-H Club of Adams County was recognized with the 4-H Community Service Award at the Bob Evans Farms 4-H Volunteer Recognition Luncheon held Saturday, March 12, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. This luncheon is part of an all-day 4-H volunteer education conference.

The Community Service Award recognizes adult and youth 4-H volunteers who have collaborated or cooperated with other community or 4-H groups, or undertaken community service projects or activities with their 4-H club or unit. This award is sponsored by Steve and Cindy Rasmussen of Columbus.

Ohio 4-H is the youth development program of Ohio State University Extension, the outreach arm of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. In 2015, 289,298 individual youth participated in traditional 4-H clubs, camps and school enrichment programs, and in other group educational activities. Ohio has more than 16,000 active 4-H volunteers.