The annual McCulloch County 4-H Awards Banquet will be held Monday, Oct. 8 at 6 p.m. in the Brady Middle School cafeteria. This is the time when 4-H members and leaders are recognized for their efforts during the past year. Among the awards handed out each year are the prestigious Gold Star award, the Silver Star award and the Bronze Star award. The Gold Star award is given to the top senior members who display exemplary leadership and effort in their project and 4-H participation. The Silver and Bronze Star awards are similar to the Gold Star in prestige and qualifications but they are awarded to intermediate and junior 4-H members.