Marian Harvey has been selected as the recipient of the 2017 New Castle County Joy Sparks Spirit of 4-H Award. Marian has been a 4-H volunteer for over 20 years in New Castle County. She has been active with the Porter Gang 4-H Club, and served as a 4-H project leader in several different project areas including Foods, Leadership and Citizenship. Marian has also been active in the New Castle County Leader’s Association, and is currently serving as Treasurer for this county group. She is an active member of the New Castle County 4-H Order of Links and has worked with this group to raise funds and provide support for the Delaware 4-H Program in New Castle County. In addition, Marian has served on the Delaware 4-H Foundation Board for the past 6 years. During this service, she has filled the role of President for the past 3 years, and has provided tremendous leadership to this group as they continue to provide strong support for the youth in the Delaware 4-H Program.
Marian has been a tremendous volunteer, leader and mentor for the Delaware 4-H program, and has always been that leader who does so many “big things” that mean so much, but also so many “little things” that are so very important to everyone. Her desire to see 4-H youth do well and succeed is infectious, and she always works tirelessly to provide support and to find others to provide support in an effort to see the Delaware 4-H program grow. Delaware 4-H is very fortunate to have an outstanding 4-H volunteer such as Marian Harvey as part of our program.