Sandy Murriner was recognized at the March 24 Putnam County Commission meeting for her 50 years of service to the 4-H program in West Virginia. Forty of those years have been in Putnam County. Murriner formed the Bridge Creek Bandits 4-H Club in 1984 and continues as the club leader. The club meets at Lakeside Elementary in Hurricane.
Murriner’s support of the 4-H program includes many volunteer hours at the Exhibit Hall at the Putnam County Fair in Eleanor during fair week. Her volunteer work also involves helping out at the annual 4-H Camp at Camp Virgil Tate.
Putnam County 4-H Coordinator Rachel Neal informed the commissioners that Sandy was a 4-H nurse at the Camp and that Sandy has served in about every role that 4-H has to offer.
“I enjoy working with kids and I found out at an early age that this is what I wanted to do,” Murriner stated.
Murriner’s 4-H experience began in Wetzel County when she was 13-years-old. “It was a blast and I wanted to carry that on. My children will tell you that they were born into 4-H.
“Now my grandchildren are coming to the meetings as babies,” she stated.