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Lake Mary Troopers recognized by Association of Minnesota Counties

The group won an award for a silent auction fundraiser that took place at the 2021 Douglas County Fair.

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Lake Mary Troopers 4-H Club members, from left, Jackson Engelbrecht, Seth Engelbrecht, Gavin Engelbrecht, Hayden Lennes, Rylee Bundermann and Reagan Lennes, received an award from the Association of Minnesota Counties.
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DOUGLAS COUNTY — Members of the Lake Mary Troopers 4-H Club were recognized by the Association of Minnesota Counties for their fundraising efforts at the 2021 Douglas County Fair.

Every year, the Extension Committee of the Association of Minnesota Counties selects two 4-H club projects to receive awards of $500, in recognition for their contributions and service to their communities. The Lake Mary Troopers were one of the ones chosen to receive the AMC 4-H Community Leadership Award.

The youth-driven projects must respond to real community needs and also make a great impact. The awards were presented at the annual AMC Legislative Conference in early March 2022.

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Members of the Lake Mary Troopers 4-H Club received an award from the Association of Minnesota Counties. Pictured are troop members with Douglas County commissioners, including, from left, Jackson Engelbrecht, Gavin Engelbrecht, Hayden Lennes, Reagan Lennes, Commissioner Keith Englund, Rylee Bundermann, Commissioner Tim Kalina and Seth Engelbrecht.
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Criteria for the award included the following:

  • The service or leadership project must be organized by a recognized 4-H club or other recognized 4-H youth development program.
  • The project must engage multiple members of the 4-H club or group and not just a few individuals or families.
  • The project must respond to real community need(s).
  • The project must have made an impact during the 2021 calendar year.
  • Youth must be involved in significant leadership roles, including project selection.

Members of the Lake Mary Troopers held the silent auction to raise funds for Muscular Dystrophy Association. Money raised from the event was used for a couple of improvements at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, including steps and handrails added in the pavilion and a ramp was put in to replace the steps entering into the rabbit barn.

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Rylee Bundermann, member of the Lake Mary Troopers, is shown holding the award.
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