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Chewelah Resident Inducted into State 4-H Hall of Fame

PULLMAN, Wash. — Louise Savitz, Chewelah, is of eight Washington residents recently inducted in the state 4-H Hall of Fame.

Savitz, a 4-H leader for 40 years, was instrumental in forming the Singing Spurs 4-H Club in 1962. The club is still active today. She has been a parent and grandparent to more than 250 members.

Her 4-H work included driving carloads of kids to 4-H activities; designing and sewing 4-H uniforms and flags; riding on trail rides and in parades; and teaching and coaching judging sessions.

In 1999, her long volunteer service was recognized at the Western Regional 4-H Forum. She was the keynote speaker at the County Leader’s Banquet the same year and in 2000, she and her husband Harvey were recognized as Chewelah’s Honored Citizens for their many contributions to the community.

A total of 122 people have been inducted into the State 4-H Hall of Fame since it was created in 2001.

The Washington State University Extension 4-H program is a community of young people who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. Adult leaders are integral to its success. 4-H’er’s participate in such projects and programs as animal science, the Know Your Government Conference, Science Camp-in, technology, photography and in cultural exchanges.

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