Extension office honors volunteers

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The Fayette County Cooperative Extension Office honored Master Gardener Extension Volunteers recently at the 2nd Annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon.

The Master Gardener Program is a volunteer training program under the direction of the University of Georgia, where volunteers share research-based information about gardening and related subjects to the public.

In 2015, the group’s 72 active Fayette County MGEVs volunteered 4,262 hours and traveled over 21,000 miles in support of Extension projects and educational programs. Volunteers who reached volunteer service milestones and individuals who donated over 100 hours of volunteer service were also honored.

Five-year recognition: Lynn Amos, Harry Bolton, Mary Ann Galli, Larry Newsome.

Ten-year recognition: Karen Borg, Tommy Waller.

Fifteen-year recognition: Al Baird. Jane Langford.

MGEVs with 100 or more hours:

Karen McKernan – 574
Jim Stichweh – 205
Jeff Mellin – 196
Cynthia McCrary – 188
Harry Bolton – 124
Fluff Winship – 118
Art Ayers – 113
Vauna Bellury – 100

For more information about the Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Program and other educational programs, contact the Fayette County Cooperative Extension Office at 770-305-5412.