Two local 4-H members from San Saba County were among 31 youth honored during the Texas AgriLife Extension Service’s District 7 4-H Gold Star Banquet. The annual event was held November 2, 2009 in the Cactus Hotel in San Angelo. The honorees were Ron Gerhart of San Saba and Sara Hedley of Richland Springs.
Ron is the grandson of Sandy Perry and the son of Brian Gerhart. Sara is the daughter of Mark & Michelle Hedley.
The Gold Star Award is the highest honor given by AgriLife Extension on the county level. Winners are picked based on their personal development, leadership and achievement in 4-H projects, and on activities and contributions made to the 4-H program.
The annual Friend of 4-H Award was presented to Dr. Frank Craddock, AgriLife Extension’s state sheep and goat specialist at San Angelo. Craddock was honored for his youth related programming featuring sheep and goats. The award is given annually to an individual or business for their support of the district’s
The Gold Star Banquet is sponsored annually in the 23-county district by AgriLife Extension and AEP-Texas.