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Brittnay Haag
Extension Educator, Horticulture
University of Illinois Extension
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FAX: 309-663-8270
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Kelly Allsup
Extension Educator, Horticulture
University of Illinois Extension
1615 Commerce Parkway
Bloomington, IL 61704
Phone: 309-663-8306
FAX: 309-663-8270
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McLean County Master Gardeners

McLean County Master Gardeners

2012 Outstanding Master Gardeners

2012 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, one McLean County Master Gardeners received 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. Congratulations to Donna Thiel for her recognition in this category.

Three McLean County Master Gardeners who previously earned the State Outstanding Award were recognized as Sustained Excellence winners. Helen Leake, Jaci Dixon and Carol Killian received 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 inauguration of new projects.

The McLean County Master Gardener Friend First Project was also be honored with a Teamwork award. Chris Kraft leads the team consisting of Amy Davis, Pat Epsicokhan, Barbara Gaffron, Judy Hines, Lana Hixon, Carol Kelleher, Lucy Kelley, Susan Mendenahall, Ken Newgren, Joni Painter, Barbara Schaad, Sandra Parker, Mary Stack, Donna Thiel, Karen Gottlieb, Kay Henrichs, Dan Prosser, Sue Stroyan, and Roni Schultz.