4-H Spirit Strengthens

Missouri 4-H Foundation to honor first inductees into 4-H Hall of Fame at Missouri State Fair.

The Missouri 4-H Foundation is honoring its first inductees into the Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame Aug. 12 at the 2007 Missouri State Fair. A total of 33 counties nominated an individual, couple or organization for induction into the new Hall of Fame.

The Missouri 4-H Foundation's Board of Trustees believed it was important to recognize the achievements of its loyal 4-H supporters throughout the state. "The outstanding dedication and service they have shown to Missouri 4-H youths through their partnership with the Missouri 4-H program is what makes our program among the best in the country," says Cheryl Reams, executive director, Missouri 4-H Foundation. "We are thrilled to celebrate the achievements of this first and very special group of Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame inductees."

The ceremony starts on Sunday, Aug. 12, at 2 p.m. in the Mo-Ag Theatre on the Missouri State Fairgrounds, Sedalia. Refreshments will be served after the one-hour ceremony.

The 2007 Hall of Fame inductees, by county, are:
Adair, Barb Fitzgerald; Boone, Maxine Porter; Buchanan, Sara Cline; Caldwell, Annabel Hunt; Callaway, Betty Maddox; Cape Girardeau, Dortha Strack; Carroll, Esther Kruse; Cass, Charles Moreland; Clark, Mary Jo and C.J. Dean; Clay, Tom and Sharon Bongiovanni; Clinton, Laura Mae Norton; Cole, Lorraine Luebbering; Daviess, Bob Teegarden; Franklin, Elizabeth Bruns; Gentry, Velda Daniel; Greene, Shirley Gott; Henry, Mary Helen Engeman; Jasper, Dorothy Shull; Johnson, Bonnie Thompkins; Lafayette, Judy Elling; Lawrence, Madge Wolf; Lewis, Bank of Monticello; Linn, Pat Wood; Macon, Connie Eymann; Marion, Bill and Carolyn Andresen; Monroe, Charles Rosenkrans; Osage, Velma Pauck; Platte, Ralph Shackelford; Putnam, Carole Noel; Randolph, Betty Mayo; Ray, Janet Aldrich; Sullivan, Carol Williams; Vernon, Leonard Ernsbarger.

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