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4-H volunteer named Point of Light winner

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WOODS CROSS — Tanna Baxter lives in Woods Cross, but her effect on the lives of Utah 4-H youths reach far beyond city borders. She was recognized by Lt. Gov. Olene Walker as one of Gov. Mike Leavitt's Points of Light at a ceremony this week at the Capitol.

Like many of Utah's 10,000 volunteers, Baxter was a member of youth 4-H clubs. She was a junior leader in 1961 working on clothing and dairy projects.

Deb Jones, state 4-H volunteer coordinator at Utah State University, said Baxter has been a fixture in Davis County 4-H leadership since 1978. Not only has she been a leader in many of the clubs herself, she has been a mentor to many younger leaders. This all serves to strengthen 4-H in the county and state, Jones said.

Every year Baxter plans and serves the food at the fund-raiser for the Japanese Exchange Program. Baxter is president of the state 4-H Volunteer Council.

As a state Points of Light winner, Baxter will be eligible for national recognition later this year.