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4-H Honors Stevens County Couple

PULLMAN, Wash. — Harold and Judy Mace, 652 Mosby Road, Colville, have been inducted into the newly created Washington State 4-H Hall of Fame.

The Maces have given a combined 74 years of 4-H volunteer leadership to Stevens County 4-H. Harold began a 4-H air rifle competition at the fair and has sponsored belt buckles for the junior and senior champion shooters for many years. He drove school bus to State 4-H teen conferences.

Judy is a long time volunteer for still life exhibits at the fair, and was instrumental in establishing the youth barn to showcase 4-H, FFA, and youth exhibits separate from adults. She also reactivated the Fashion Revue at the fair and helped keep scrapbooks of 4-H activities in the county, and has provided information and materials to a 4-H teen that is compiling the history of Stevens County 4-H. She also served as program leader for food and clothing in the county.

Both Harold and Judy have been leaders for the swine project.

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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Jeanette Cornwall, 4-H Program Assistant or
Shannon Gordon, at (509) 684-2588