Ann Tibbs added Illinois 4-H Foundation 2017 Hall of Fame
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[September 11, 2017]
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, 83 new
members were inducted into the Illinois 4-H Hall of Fame, the
largest inductee class to date.
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
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"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: www.4hfoundation.illinois.edu.
About 4-H: Illinois 4-H strives to help 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.
[Patty Huffer, Logan County 4-H/Logan