NEW PHILADELPHIA -- The 2012 Tuscarawas County 4-H Advisor Banquet was Oct. 23 at JIM Place's in New Philadelphia. A total of 153 adult volunteers and special guests enjoyed the evening which included a meal prepared by Two Chicks and An Oven (Sharon Hisrich owner). The meal was sponsored by the Tuscarawas 4-H Committee.

Steve Quillen of Tuscarawas County Farm Bureau Federation, announced the 2012 4-H Club winners of the overall clean barn and outstanding booth awards. Each wining club received a $50 check.

Recognition was given to the 4-H clubs with outstanding treasurer and secretary books. The following clubs were named as Gold Honor clubs: 4-H Griffins, 4-H Pioneers, Atwood Lakers, Backyard Buckeyes, Buckhorn Buckshots, Hoof Notes, New Horizons, Stonecreek Peas and Carrots, Thunder Valley Pioneers, and Vision of Hope.

The 2012 Friend of 4-H Award was presented to Dean Brown for his continued support of the Tuscarawas County 4-H program. He has given above and beyond, served on 4-H Committee and has been instrumental on many 4-H endeavors. The fair booth assembly each year is directed by Dean and he is the foreman of the project. He, along with his son, Bill, also provided hours of workmanship in the new fair trophy case this year.

The following advisors were recognized for their years of service:

Five years -- Aaron Overton, Benjamin Overton, Mary Jane Overton, Teresa Wisvari, Nadine Woodhall, Ryan Green, Christine Green, Greg Harstine, Stevie Jo Bliss, Lacinda Reidenbach, Nick Springer, Tanya Smith, Amy Burrier.

10 years -- Linda Newell, Duane Green, Linda Krupa.

15 years -- Tammy Stockert, Janet Kemp, Rebecca Amistadi, Karen Loveday, Dolores Stoneman, David Reese, Diane Glazer.

20 years -- Jeannie Lineback, Karen Druden.

25 years -- Lois Crawford, Rebecca Zeigler.

30+ years -- Gary Henry (30), Jeff Zeigler (30), Cindy Brannon (32), Dean Brown (35), Hazel Overton (35), Guy Zeigler (38), Janice Cronebaugh (40), Louise Harding (44).