“Making the best better” for generations of 4-H’ers, 54 people joined the Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame on August 9 at the State Fair Community College campus in Sedalia. Inductees from 41 counties bring with them a total of 1,566 years of volunteer service to the hall of fame. More than 300 family members and friends attended the eighth annual event for which citizens nominated 4-H’ers for outstanding volunteer work in local 4-H programs.
“This celebration acknowledges the contributions of distinguished 4-H leaders-both past and present,” says State 4-H Council President Trent Ludwig. The Missouri 4-H Foundation honors individuals with a legacy of service to 4-H with induction into the Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame.
“These leaders have made exceptional contributions to the lives of Missouri 4-H members, and we are proud to honor their service,” says Missouri 4-H Foundation Executive Director Cheryl Reams.
FCS Financial, the Missouri State Fair and the Missouri 4-H Foundation sponsor the annual event. Local honorees include Leland Hanneken (Audrain County), Chris Niemeyer (Pike County), and Terry and Joy Hoyt (Ralls County).