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4-H Hall of Fame 2016

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The Illinois 4-H Foundation annually recognizes 4-H volunteers nominated by their 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.

Cindy Chaffin, Fulton County

Cindy is a leader of the Pleasant Spacemakers 4-H Club and has been a 4-H leader in Fulton County for 15 years. She also serves on the 4-H Youth Committee, 4-H Horse Committee, and the Extension Council. Cindy was instrumental in applying for funding and developing plans for the Horse Arena built at the Fulton County Fairgrounds, so that area youth and adults have a safe place to have horse shows and events. Cindy shares her knowledge of and love for horses with many area youth. Cindy lives in rural Ipava.

Randy Bell, Mason County

Randy is in his twelfth year serving as the Jr. Master Gardener 4-H Club leader. He has been a member and served in a leadership position on both the Mason County Extension Council and the Mason County 4-H and Jr. Show Association Fair Board. Randy has served as a 4-H Show Superintendent in the floriculture division for many years. He and his wife Arlis live in Havana. Randy is a great educator, always willing to take the time to share his knowledge and love of horticulture and floriculture with 4-H youth in Mason County.

Sue Walker, Tazewell County

Sue Walker, Tremont, is a long-standing face of 4-H in Tazewell County. For over 36 years, Sue has been a Horse Superintendent and a member of the Tazewell County 4-H Horse Committee. Sue also helps out each year with the 4-H Horse Clinics and CIRT (Central Illinois Riding Therapy) 4-H Club. She continues to use her skills and expertise with 4-Hers and their families. Both of her daughters have completed their 4-H careers and work alongside their mother as 4-H volunteers in Tazewell County. Sue is a servant leader who does not look for the lime light. She has been a great asset to the Horse Department.

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