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State Master Gardener Volunteer Awards given to Coshocton County

| October 20, 2014

COSHOCTON – Four Coshocton County Master Gardener Volunteers attended the annual Ohio Master Gardener Volunteer Conference held Oct. 17-18 at the Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, OH. An awards banquet was held Friday evening to recognize state Volunteers of the Year, Friends of MGVs, Projects of the Year and Coordinators of the Year.

Local radio station WTNS was nominated and received an Ohio State MGV award 2014 Friend of OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program for their generous contributions toward publicizing and promoting Coshocton County MGVs over the last 11 years.

Bruce Wallace, owner, estimates that over many years WTNS has hosted a monthly, live, call-in show approximately 168 times which equate to over $26,000. Wallace states, “The audience you bring, the expertise you add, the availability of answers to questions by picking up the phone during non-appearances; I feel you give us so much value, I can’t imagine not gaining from the appearances you provide.  We are the winners who benefit from your upbeat style, fun interaction and customer service.”

Coshocton County MGVs agree the staff and owners at WTNS have always been very accommodating to the MGVs. Their promotion and support of OSU Extension, not just Master Gardeners, have allowed Extension programming to be in the forefront of local news and events to thousands of listeners in Coshocton County and surrounding areas.

Also recognized was Susan McCurdy, an award winner for OSU Extension Outstanding Master Gardener Volunteer of the Year.  Susan has volunteered over 1,100 hours as a Master Gardener Volunteer since becoming a certified volunteer in 2004. She has worked on many projects over the years, most notably the Locke Garden at Lake Park, Volunteer Training at Clary Gardens, annual Plant Sale and Coshocton Is Blooming.

The Coshocton County MGV Program also received a Gold designation for the County Standards of Excellence. This award is given to county programs completing state requirements and policy compliance.



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