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Brittnay Haag
Extension Educator, Horticulture
University of Illinois Extension
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Bloomington, IL 61704
Phone: 309-663-8306
FAX: 309-663-8270
bhaag@illinois.edu

Kelly Allsup
Extension Educator, Horticulture
University of Illinois Extension
1615 Commerce Parkway
Bloomington, IL 61704
Phone: 309-663-8306
FAX: 309-663-8270
kallsup@illinois.edu

McLean County Master Gardeners

McLean County Master Gardeners

2011 Outstanding Master Gardeners

Each year, Master Gardeners across the state are recognized at the State Master Gardener Conference for their superior contributions. These individuals are nominated by their unit leaders and/or local Master Gardener coordinator for the leadership and service they provide to Master Gardener programs.

This year, Six McLean County Master Gardeners recieved the State Outstanding Master Gardener Award which recognizes those who have played a leadership role, shown initiative in generating new projects, and have completed over 180 hours of service. They are: Judy Hines, Penny Feehan, Sue Farrell-Stroyan, Chris Kraft, Linda Johnston and Cathy Mundell-Bligh.

Four McLean County Master Gardeners who previously earned the State Outstanding Award were recognized as Sustained Excellence winners. Sandra Bidner, Robin Van Dermay, Sharon Jaeger, and Shelley Schultz recieved this award. They have been active Master Gardeners for at least four years, have completed 300 volunteer hours since receiving the State Outstanding level and have demonstrated continuing leadership and inauguaration of new projects.

The McLean County Master Gardener Home, Lawn and Garden Committee was also be honored with a Teamwork award. Lyn Ash chaired the 2010 event. He coordinated numerous subcommittees which included a majority of the Master Gardener membership.