New Castle County Joy Sparks Spirit of 4-H Award

Brenda Shaffer Received AwardBrenda Shaffer, organizational leader of the Summit Bridge 4-H Club and current President of the New Castle County Links, has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 Joy Sparks Spirit of 4-H Award in New Castle County. Brenda is also an active member of the 4-H Leaders’ Association where she has served as the Chairperson for the Ag Day Leaders Food Booth for many years.

Throughout her 4-H life as a club member and camp counselor to a state committee chairperson, Brenda has reached out to others to share her talents and encourages others to share theirs. She has been an invaluable asset to Delaware 4-H.

While Brenda has received many formal accolades over the years, including the Salute to Excellence Lifetime Volunteer Award, the Joy Sparks Spirit of 4-H is especially significant. “This is very special to me,” Brenda remarked as she received the award from Don Sparks at the New Castle County Achievement Event on Nov. 4. While Brenda claims the 4-H members she works with inspire her, it is her encouraging ways that inspire kids to do!