CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - Joan Lehberger was presented with the 4-H Award of Golden Clover in recognition of 50 years as a 4-H volunteer at the Cape May County 4-H Fair.
Lehberger started her 4-H career in Gloucester County in 1067 as a volunteer leader for the 4-H Horse Club. She then served as assistant leader along with Gerrry Leonarski for many years.
Later Lehberger and her husband, Ken, moved to Cape May County where she continued her 4-H career as both a volunteer and as a 4-H consultant for the Cape May County 4-H Youth Development Program. She established the Ocean Academy 4-H Club Program, bringing 4-H to children with special needs. Lehberger also conducted Cape May County Public Presentation Workshops for years and she led the County's 4-H Cloverbud Club for youth in kindergarten through third grade.
Additionally Lehberger has judged NJ State Public Presentations for many years, helps her daughter, Sue Lehberger Makres, former 4-H Program Associate in Atlantic County, and volunteers for her granddaughter, 4-H Program Associate Brittany Rigg, in any capacity needed.