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News Release

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Logan 4-H Volunteer inducted into 2017 Illinois 4-H Foundation Hall of Fame

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, 71 new members were inducted into the Illinois 4-H Hall of Fame.  This year celebrated the 13-year anniversary of the award, said Angie Barnard, director of the Illinois 4-H Foundation. The ceremony was held Saturday, August 12 in the Orr Building on the Illinois State Fairgrounds.

“These long-time volunteers fully embody what 4-H strives to instill in youth,” Barnard continued. “They are caring, dedicated, generous leaders. The Illinois 4-H Foundation is extremely proud to be able to provide this honor to each and every one of them, and we thank them for their service to this wonderful organization.  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.”

Included in the Illinois 4-H Hall of Fame Class of 2017 was Carol Ann Tibbs from Logan County.  Carol is a former 4-H leader and long time 4-H volunteer in Logan County.  Patty Huffer, Extension Program Coordinator for Youth Development in Logan County, stated in Tibbs’  nomination, “Carol Tibbs has played a valuable part in Logan County 4-H and beyond throughout the years.  She became a 4-H leader when her children joined 4-H and served in that role for 20 years.  Carol continues to stay involved in 4-H even now serving as Judge's Assistant during our 4-H shows and becoming a member of our 4-H Alumni Planning committee.  Beyond the county level, Carol has worked, assisted, and chaperoned a number of activities at the state level including Illinois 4-H Leadership Convention, Legislative Connection, and the Illinois State Fair.  Logan County 4-H feels especially blessed to have Carol as part of our 4-H program both at our county level and beyond!”

The Illinois 4-H Foundation established the statewide Hall of Fame in 2004 and nominations for the Illinois 4-H Hall of Fame are made by University of Illinois Extension staff. Each inductee received a commemorative Hall of Fame medallion.

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:

Local Contact: Patty Huffer, Program Coordinator, 4-H and Youth,