PULLMAN, Wash. — Roberta Hoctor, 36 Hoctor Road, Goldendale, was inducted Oct. 18, into the newly created Washington State 4-H Hall of Fame.
Hoctor has been in 4-H since 1944, and since 1951 in Goldendale. She has served as superintendent in the horse, dairy, and sheep departments in the Klickitat County Fair and was the fair’s office manager for 25 years and fair board treasurer for several years. In 1962, she started the Muttonheads 4-H Club, and is still the club leader. She has been an active member of the County 4-H Leader’s Council, which she served as treasurer for several years. She was Klickitat County 4-H Leader of the Year in 1986.
Induction of the first one hundred people was announced at a State 4-H Forum in Ocean Shores. The hall of fame was created as part of the 4-H centennial celebration.
More than 93,500 Washington youths are enrolled in 4-H programs; over 20,300 are enrolled in 1,733 clubs. Another 73,000 participate in a variety of other 4-H activities, such as the school enrichment program, day camps and overnight camping.
More than 10,300 adult volunteers support 4-H, which is Washington State University Cooperative Extension’s informal, educational program for today’s young people. The program combines the cooperative efforts of youth, volunteer leaders, WSU faculty, federal, state, and local governments, and businesses.
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FOR LOCAL INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL:
(509) 773-5817 for Susan Kerr, 4-H Agent