The speaker for the evening was Dr. Shirley Rouse McNeil, Youth Development Specialist from North Carolina A&T University. She spoke on "Tooting Your Own Horn," and emphasized to the youth and their parents the importance and benefits of 4-H participation.
W. D. Neill Jr., chairman of the Bladen County Board of Commissioners, extended greetings on behalf of the county.
Kathy Leigh-Wojcik, Extension Agent for 4-H Youth Development, and Carla Evans, 4-H program associate, presented the awards and recognized the outstanding 4-H clubs and members.
Brittany Hollis received the Eager Beaver Award. The outstanding junior members were Grace Ross and Ethan LaMaster and the outstanding senior members were Kelva Autry and Lewis Hollis. The Colly Kids received the outstanding 4-H club award, and the 12th annual Jane Ross Community Service Award was presented to the Super Clover 4-H Club.
Dr. Martha Warner, County Extension Director, presented closing remarks.