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Logan County 4-H honors special friends

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[August 08, 2011]  This year on Wednesday night and Thursday morning, two very special people were recognized by the Logan County 4-H program by being awarded as "Friends of 4-H."

InsuranceMartha Green, who has been dedicated to helping youth as a leader of the Atlanta Town & County 4-H for over 20 years, was recognized at the beginning of the 4-H scrambles in front of the grandstand on Wednesday night. Green was also noted as the matriarch of a multigenerational 4-H family that includes her children -- Amanda, Adam and Ashley -- and in the near future her grandson, Lucas.

Thursday morning during the 4-H Beef Show, a youth program near and dear to his heart, Lynn Miller was recognized for his lifelong dedication to 4-H. Miller was also noted as being the patriarch of a multigenerational 4-H family that includes his daughter, Tracey Rawlings, and his grandson, Troy Rawlings.

Below is copy of the testimonials that were read at the two presentations.

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Friend of 4-H Martha Green

This year will be Martha's 20th year as a dedicated 4-H leader in the Atlanta Town & Country 4-H club.

She and her husband Wes, have a strong commitment to supporting the Logan County 4-H program in all aspects.

For the past 5 years she has helped with the Logan County Federation club and is a Youth Committee member.

Martha has many life skills and is always encouraging the 4-Hers by teaching them new skills. She is always actively involved in 4-H and never hesitates to volunteer and help out!

The Green's have many generations involved in 4-H including her own children (Amanda, Adam and Ashley) and in a few more years the next generation will be starting 4-H with Lucas, her grandson! She is a true friend of the Logan County 4-H program. Thanks for everything Martha!

Friend of 4-H Lynn Miller

Lynn Miller of New Holland has been nominated for the Friends of 4-H award. He has been a long time supporter of 4-H. He was a member of Logan County 4-H. He has supported the Logan County in many ways.

He has supported the 4-H members that show livestock at the Logan County Fair, he has supported the 4-H Livestock Sale by buying and donating the money back to the 4-H, he has also supported the Logan County 4-H Foundation.

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He is a member of the Logan County Angus Association and has served as President of that organization. He is a member of the Illinois Angus Association, and a member of the Lamoine Valley Angus Association. He has served many offices in the association and was honored as an honorary member. He is also a member of the American Angus Association.

He has served on the Logan County Calf Scramble Committee, the Jim Flach Memorial Day Show Committee and is Asst Beef Supt for The Logan County Fair. He also gives a trophy to the Champion Angus Female in the Open show in Memory of his late son, Troy and a Herdsman award in the Beef Division also in memory of his late son.

His family has been involved in the Angus Cattle business for many years. His daughter, Tracey (Rawlings) has shown cattle all her life, and his late son, Troy showed until his death in 1991. Now his grandson, Troy (Rawlings) is showing. He has shown since the age of 4.

Lynn's wife, Donna has supported the Logan County 4-H with him. He resides at rural New Holland with his wife, still raises Angus cattle and farms with his daughter and son-in-law Dave and grandson, Troy.

[LDN and copy of testimonials]

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