Vote now for a 4-H Hall of Fame representative

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By Roberta Hunt

As I mentioned in last week’s 4-H news, each county 4-H program in Kentucky has the honor of submitting a name of a former 4-Her or 4-H leader that had a tremendous impact on the local program to be recognized in the Kentucky 4-H Hall of Fame as part of the Kentucky 4-H Centennial that takes place in 2009. Since the information was requested on such short notice, there was only one week to ask the public for nominations and now we are asking for you to review the names for voting. The deadline for anyone wishing to place a vote will be Tuesday, Dec. 9.

There have been so many youth and volunteers over the years that have given so much to the Washington County 4-H program, that this list is just a small representation of those whose lives “bled green” for a time in the past 100 years. I hope that many reading this column will consider those that are listed and place a vote for the one that has touched their lives or someone close to them.

The names that have been nominated include Troll Young, Ray Thurman, Ellena O’Nan, Ruby Stetson, Rackie Coulter, Louise Nally, Eugene Royalty, Emily Mattingly and Betty Hale. Drop by the extension office to place your vote or call at 336-7741. Please just one vote per person.

A Washington County 4-H Hall of Fame is being organized by the Washington County 4-H Centennial planning committee and more details along with how someone may be nominated for this honor will be released along with other Centennial information over the next few months.

Anyone interested in sharing old photos and club materials may contact the extension office at 336-7741 or e-mail at rhunt@uky.edu. Photos and materials will be scanned and returned to the owners.


Several of the project clubs will have floats in the Christmas parade this Saturday and the 4-H Spurs and Furs will be holding a bake sale in front of the Court House during the parade. The 4-H Young Riders will also be giving pony rides on Friday, Dec. 5, prior to the Lebanon Christmas parade.

4-H members interested in joining a project club need to put the following dates on their calendar. The 4-H livestock club, the Hooves and Horns, will hold their Moo-vie night on Friday, Dec. 5, 6:30 p.m. at the extension office. Youth should bring a snack to share along with a 2 liter drink.

The 4-H Sharpshooters will meet on Monday, Dec. 8, 6:30 p.m. at the extension office. New members must join before Dec. 23 in order to participate in 2009. Families are asked to bring a snack and a 2 liter drink to share. The speakers for the club program will be Eddie and Justin Deep.

4-H Quilters will meet on Thursday, Dec. 11, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required at the extension office.

The 4-H Spurs & Furs will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 6:30 p.m. at the extension office. This will be a club dinner night, so families should bring a couple of dishes for the potluck. The 4-H Young Riders will meet on Friday, Dec. 19, 6:30 p.m. at the extension office. This will be a family movie and game night. A short meeting will be held. Families are asked to bring snacks and drinks to share.

Watch the 4-H news next week for results and photos from the 4-H Forestry project.