This long-time 4-H fabric and fashion leader may have had the Western Region Outstanding Lifetime Volunteer Award sewn up for several years.
Donna Hanson of Niobrara County has passed a love of sewing and quilting to innumerable 4-H members, said Denise Smith, University of Wyoming Extension 4-H and nutrition and food safety educator in the county.
The 2014 Regional 4-H Salute to Excellence Volunteer Recognition Program annually selects an outstanding lifetime volunteer. The review team selected eight regional winners.
Hanson says the award was a surprise.
“My main goal is to help members learn how to sew and gain a lifelong skill,” she said, “Girls who I have worked with have gone on to receive their master’s degree in apparel and become 4-H sewing leaders themselves.”