Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, February 19, 1994, Image 42

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    82-LincMter Farming, Saturday, Fabruary 19, 1994
‘Fully Popped ' Exhibitors Win Awards
Lancaster Fanning Staff
MOUNT JOY (Lancaster Co.)
“Four-H members are like pop
corn kernels. Some never fully pop
and others fully explode,” said
Tracy Bollinger.
As president of the Woolies
Club, Bollinger addressed about
250 persons who attended the Lan
caster County 4-H Livestock Ban
quet held February 10 at the Coun
try Table Restaurant in Mount Joy.
One of those members who “ful
ly exploded in leadership and
showmanship 1 skills” is Lyndon
Reiff of Strasburg who received
the Shepherd of the Year award, a
$l5O savings bond, and a rotating
When Reiff reflects on his eight
year involvement in the 4-H Wool
ies Club, he said that the details of
the fairs and the championships
seem to blur together.
‘The things that I do remember
are the friendships and the valu
able lessons I’ve learned through
my 4-H career,” he said.
In recent years, 19-year-old
Lyndon won championship after
championship with his top quality
lambs. During the past show sea
son, his sister, Lisa, showed his
lambs while he completed a six
month course at Lifeway Training
School in New Zealand.
“Although I did not participate
in many 4-H activities, I did call
upon the responsibility, leadership
skills, and hard work, which were
all principles 1 have learned and
refined through my experiences in
4-H,” he said.
Lyndon, the son of Lloyd and
Laura Reiff, of Strasburg, said that
“I wouldn’t have changed a
thing. Even placing near the bot
tom taught me more than winning
ever could. For the simple fact Is
that life Is not one success after
another. The dedication and
responsibility 4-H taught me, I will
call upon every day of my life. ”
in his travels, he came to the con
clusion: “That we are very blessed
to have such an organization as
4-H. It not only is fun and exciting
but it leaches us skills and values
that are applicable to all aspects of
life in our community, our country,
and our world.”
Top4-H’ers in both the Woolies
Club and in the Red Rose Beef
Club were recognized for past
Jay Hess received the Jason L.
Weaver Memorial Leadership
Award given to the person who
best upholds the motto “to make
the best better.”
Jay, who is also president of the
Beef Club, said that during his
eight-year involvement with the
club, his enthusiasm never
“I wouldn’t have changed a
thing. Even placing near the bot
tom taught me more than winning
ever could. For the simple fact is
that life is not one success after
another. The dedication and
responsibility 4-H taught me, 1 will
call upon every day of my life,” he
The 19-year-old is the son of
Abe and Janie Hess, Conestoga,
and is part owner of a hog farm.
The $250 Woolies Club Scho
larship provided by the Gerald
Engle family went to Mark Tracy.
The 18-year-old is a senior at Eli-
zabethtown High School and is
headed for Penn State to study ani
mal science.
With nine years of involvement
in the 4-H Woolies Club, Tracy
said that he would like to continue
the legacy his parents, Gerald and
Helen Tracy, began by passing on
their love for sheep.
The Novice Shepherd Award
went to 12-year-old Sarah Zurin,
the daughter of Gary and Judy
Zurin of Mount Joy. For her dedi
cation and leadership during her
three years of 4-H involvement,
Sarah received a sheep blanket.
Twelve-year-old Delvin Kropt
of New Danville received the Red
Rose 4-H Award, a tribute to Max
Smith. Delvin, the son of Cindy
Kropt, earned the award through
his sportsmanship and perse
Best Woolies Club Record
Book awards went to Jessica
Schmidt and Keith Bollinger. Best
beef record book went to Ryan
A partial listing of other awards
includes the following:
County 4-H Beef Roundup;
Casey High, grand champion
steer; Ryan Donough, Reserve
champion steer; Jay Hess, champ
ion showman; and Jason Stoltzfus,
reserve champion showman.
Pa. Farm Show: Brad Linton,
grand champion steer; John Hess,
Angus Class Winner, Jay Hess,
senior champion showman; and
Ryan Donough, best beef record
County 4-H Sheep Roundup
awards: Jerry Bollinger, champ
ion market lamb; Lisa Reiff,
reserve champion market lamb;
Kerra Allen, supreme champion
ewe; Jessica Stoltzfus, champion
bred and owned ewe; Derick Bol
linger, champion novice show
man; Mark Tracy, champion
showman; Lisa Reiff, reserve
champion showman; Keith Bollin
ger, champion carcass lamb; Wen
dall Landis, reserve champion car
cass lamb; and Kerra Allen, Ladies
Lead Line.
Pa. Farm Show: Lisa Reiff,
champion lightweight market
lamb: Lyndon Reiff, champion
middleweight market lamb; and
Regina Landis, champion interme
diate showman.
Other awards: Tracy Bollin
ger, Woolies Club President
Aw<xd; and Sarah Boyd (junior),
Keith Bollinger and Jessica
Schmidt (senior), Best Woolies
Club Record Book.
Junior livestock judging team
members, Amy Bollinger, Gerald
Boyd, Regina Land's, and Travis
Donough were recognized for
being on the team placing third in
The senior livestock judging
team also placed third in the slate.
Members are Tracy Bollinger, Jay
Hess, Dale Livengood, and Lisa
These exhibitors receive top awards at the Lancaster County 4-H banquet. Lyndon
Relff, seated, holds the trophy for Shepherd of the Year. From left, Sarah Zurln, Novice
Shepherd of the Year; Jay Hess, Jason L. Weaver Memorial Leadership Award; and
Mark Tracy, Woolies Club scholarship winner.
Recipients of the best record book awards are, from left, Jessica Schmidt, Keith
Bollinger, and Ryan Donough.
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