Carol 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 Planning committee.

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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:

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 County Extension]


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