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Celebrating 4-H Hall of Fame inductees - Macoupin County's Alice Tebbe
August 30, 2016
Celebrating 4-H Hall of Fame inductees
Illinois 4-H Foundation inducts 74 honorees
The Illinois 4-H Foundation annually recognizes one 4-H volunteer per county for exemplary service to the Illinois 4-H program as a Hall of Fame winner. This year, 74 new members were inducted into the Illinois 4-H Hall of Fame, the largest inductee class to date.
This year celebrated the 12-year anniversary of the award, said Angie Barnard, director of the Illinois 4-H Foundation. The ceremony was held Saturday, August 20 in the Orr Building on the Illinois State Fairgrounds.
“These long-time volunteers fully embody what 4-H strives to instill in youth,” Barnard said. “They are caring, dedicated, generous leaders, and the Illinois 4-H Foundation is extremely proud to be able to provide this honor to each and every one of them to thank them for their service to this wonderful organization.”
The Illinois 4-H Foundation established the statewide Hall of Fame in 2004 to honor and celebrate extraordinary 4-H alumni, volunteers, and former 4-H staff. Each inductee received a commemorative Hall of Fame medallion.
“As a result of these volunteers’ years of service and leadership to Illinois 4-H,” Barnard said, “the program they love will continue to create brilliant futures for the young people whose lives it touches.”
Macoupin County’s very own Alice Tebbe of Mt. Olive was inducted into the 4-H Hall of Fame during this event. Alice was a leader of the Mt. Olive Badgers for years and has devoted countless hours to the Macoupin County 4-H program. She continues to volunteer and is an active member on 4-H Committee and Extension Council. Alice strives to better the 4-H program and works to help make the best better.
The Illinois 4-H Foundation raises private funds that are invested in Illinois 4-H programs that provide meaningful, positive development experiences for Illinois youth to develop leadership, citizenship, and life skills. To learn more, visit: www.4hfoundation.illinois.edu.
About 4-H: Illinois 4-H helps youth learn skills for living. University of Illinois Extension provides 4-H programs in every county in Illinois. Illinois 4-H aims to impact the lives of 200,000 youth each year through sustained learning clubs and groups and short-term programming.
About Illinois 4-H Foundation: The Illinois 4-H Foundation’s mission is to build relationship to generate financial resources for Illinois 4-H. Funding from individual donors, our Illinois 4-H Project Partners, companies, and friends of Illinois 4-H help the Foundation support statewide programming initiatives along with scholarships, assistance to National events, grant opportunities, Teens as Teachers and assists us in filling funding gaps.
For Further Information, Contact:
Source: Angie Barnard, Executive Director, Illinois 4-H Foundation, 217-333-9295
News Writer: Judy Mae Bingman, Extension Media Communications Specialist, 217-300-2113
County Contact: Kate Harding, 4-H Coordinator, 217-854-9604
Picture Caption: Alice Tebbe of Mt. Olive is inducted into the 4-H Hall of Fame at the Illinois State Fair.
Local Contact: Kate Harding, Program Coordinator, 4-H and Youth Development, firstname.lastname@example.org