MONTROSE, Pa. — The Penn State Master Gardeners of Susquehanna County held their annual Kick Off meeting on Jan. 15. Many Master Gardener volunteers were honored for their 2018 accomplishments. The event, held in the Tea Room at the Montrose Bible Conference began with a delicious covered dish dinner and then moved into general meeting topics. Goals and programs for 2019 were discussed and the evening ended with a lively white elephant gift exchange.
Master Gardener Awards
Certificates and pin awards for the various categories for the 2018 season were:
Outstanding Master Gardeners who have volunteered over 100 hours one season: Nancy Dooling, Kim Grace, Louise Guszick, Jean Hollister, Maureen Hoover, Jim Kasten, Paul Kuntz, Ginny Lewis, Marilyn Race, Brenda Syle, Lori Wallace and Helen Wasnowic. Only 20 hours per year is required per year.
The Energizer Bunny Award went to Kim Grace. For the Master Gardener with the most volunteer hours for 2018.
The Poison Prevention Mr. Yuk Award went to Louise Guszick again this year for her continued efforts to organize and schedule the Poison Prevention programing and adding new schools.
For reaching 100 volunteer hours: Victoria Roberge, Brenda Syle and Beth Tingley.
For reaching 500 volunteer hours: Jim Kasten
For reaching 1000 volunteer hours: Kimberly Grace and Maureen Hoover. And the big winner with 1625 volunteer hours is Master Gardener Coordinator- Lori Voll Wallace. This total does not account for Lori’s paid hours.
5 years of service: Louise Guszick
10 years of service: Maureen Hoover, Jim Kessler and Concetta Schirra
For more information on the Penn State Master Gardener program of Susquehanna County and on all of our community services, contact the Penn State Extension Office at 570-666-9003 or email email@example.com. Our website is https://extension.psu.edu/programs/master-gardener/counties/susquehanna, and check us out on Facebook: Master Gardeners of Susquehanna County.
— Penn State Extension, Susquehanna County