“Making the best better” for generations of Missouri 4-H’ers, Terry and Joy Hoyt, of Laddonia, were inducted into the Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame, August 9 at State Fair Community College.
Terry and Joy began contributing to the 4-H program while their three daughters were members of the program and are still going.
Ralls County 4-H is lucky to have dedicated volunteers like Terry and Joy.
They have been project leaders for their 4-H club, served as fair judges in a variety of projects, and served on a variety of county committees.
Terry and Joy have been contributing several hours to the Ralls County Junior Fairboard. As board members, they collected donations, made recommendations for the fair, served as show chairmen, assisted with exhibit check-in, did on-the-spot electrical repairs, and assisted wherever their help was needed.
The Missouri 4-H Foundation recognizes individuals who have created a legacy of service to 4-H by honoring them with membership in 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,” said Missouri 4-H Foundation Executive Director Cheryl Reams.
Hall of Fame inductees from 41 counties established a legacy totaling 1,566 years of service to 4-H. More than 300 family members and friends attended the eighth annual event.
The Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame is sponsored by FCS Financial, the Missouri State Fair and the Missouri 4-H Foundation.
Celebrating 64 years of service to 4-H youth, the Missouri 4-H Foundation secures and manages funds for the MU Extension 4-H youth development program, provides higher education scholarships, and recognizes 4-H volunteers.