Front row: North Stormont Coun. Steve Densham, past president 4-H Ontario council Cheryl Sullivan, Joy Krol, 2020 4-H Arbor Award Recipient Joe Krol, 4-H Ontario ambassador Rhiannah Gallagher and 2020 Arbour Award winner Barbara-Ann Glaude. Back row: Jennifer Waldroff, Ontario 4-H council director and nominating committee member, Stormont County 4-H president Neil Robinson, coordinator of volunteer support Regions 1 and 2 Cam Crogie, nominating committee member Lill Smith and volunteer and database manager 4-H Ontario Megan Burnside-Poitras. Thompson Goddard Photo
BERWICK – Joe Krol, who has volunteered with Stormont County 4-H for close to 30 years, received the 2020 Ontario 4-H Arbor Award earlier this year and in his honour a maple tree was planted in the McIntosh Memorial Park in Berwick. The award was established during the International Year of the Volunteer in 2001 to recognize Ontario 4-H volunteers with at least 10 years of service, who have provided exemplary service to the 4-H organization and their community.
Family, friends, members of both Stormont County 4-H and the Ontario 4-H organization gathered at the park to honour the work of Krol. He received congratulations for his dedication, service, and enthusiasm from speakers, with 4-H Ontario council past president Cheryl Sullivan commenting, “Joe is an inspiration to 4-H volunteers.”
Carolyn Thompson Goddard, grew up in Chesterville and attended North Dundas District High School. After completing her BA in Political Science at Carleton University she has worked as a medical secretary and library technician. In 2020 she graduated from Algonquin College with a diploma in Journalism and has been a reporter and column writer for The Chesterville Record for over 10 years.