Sussex County Joy Sparks Spirit of 4-H Award

Sharon Anderson receives Joy Sparks Award
Doug Crouse, Sharon Anderson, and Joy Sparks’ family members Lindsay Hughes and Alex Gooden

Sharon Anderson has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 Joy Sparks Spirit of 4-H Award. Sharon has been involved with Delaware 4-H for many years, and she was chosen for this award because of and her continued involvement and dedication to 4-H activities as a volunteer leader.

Sharon’s first 4-H leadership role was as the Cloverbud Leader of Hollymount 4-H Club. She then became the organizational leader of Hollymount from 2006-2016. Sharon is currently the co-Leader of the Sussex 4-H Dairy Club. Sharon has a genuine interest in youth. She has a warm smile and caring personality which make her a wonderful leader. She helped promote 4-H through window displays, walking in parades, community service, and mentoring youth.

Sharon is a member of the 4-H Leaders’ Association where she has served as the Secretary as well as the Chairperson for the Fall Retreat and Talent Show. She has been the nurse for many overnight/weekend county events. She is also a member of the Sussex County Order of the Links. Thanks to Sharon’s wonderful leadership, the Hollymount 4-H Club has become known for their community service projects. The club has participated in projects such as Beach Clean-ups, Adopt-a-Beach, Relay for Life, Food Basket Drives, making Meals on Wheels Tray Favors. What wonderful ways for the club members to give back to their community!

For seven years, Sharon helped present Leadership trainings to Sussex teens at Jr. Leader Weekend. These leadership sessions were based on the books, The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership and The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork by John C. Maxwell. Each year, the teens come away from the weekend learning important life skills and were encouraged to use the laws in their everyday lives.

Sharon is always willing to lend a hand and has a lot of great ideas and input! Please join me in thanking Sharon Anderson for her dedication to Sussex County 4-H. There is little doubt that Sharon will continue to inspire “To Make the Best Better.”