The club members were joined by their friends and family members as they fondly remembered the past year and looked excitedly to the future.
The atmosphere at the Clay Jones Community Center felt fun and festive.
The room was decorated with a Hollywood theme and banquet guests viewed an impressive collection of awards earned by 4-H members on display in a corner.
The banquet began with a presentation of the flags.
The American flag was carried by Mattie Fox of Bennington 4-H; the Oklahoma flag was carried by Bailey Bradley of the Silo chapter; and Jackie Coe of Caddo 4-H carried the 4-H flag.
New leaders for the 2011-2012 year were introduced by Maddi Shires. The audience cheered as a John Deere Gator, dubbed “Redneck Limo,” drove through the audience carrying members of the new leadership.
Over the course of the night, club members reminisced about trips taken by the chapter over the past year and contest winners were recognized.
Special recognition was given to Maddi Shires, who was the Bryan County 4-H chapter’s state ambassador and to the Southeast District Action Team, comprised of Jake Shires and Kyle Dowd.
The new officers for the 2011-2012 year are as follows: Rachel Childers, president; Jake Shires, vice-president; Alyssa Robinson, 2nd vice-president; Allison Robinson, secretary; Teigan Munson, reporter; Dakota Reese, song leader, Clay Shires, game leader; and Kyle Dowd, historian.
It was evident Saturday night that the Bryan County 4-H club is made up of young people who really strive to make a difference. During the 2011-2012 year, these members will no doubt continue to use their heads, hearts, hands and health to serve their community.