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Heinemann Inducted to 4-H Hall of Fame

PULLMAN, Wash. — Wilmerd Heinemann, 405 E. Third, Ritzville, has been inducted into the newly created Washington State 4-H Hall of Fame.

Heinemann was a 4-H leader for 25 years. He judged livestock at the Northwest Jr. Livestock Show in Auburn, and at many local fairs. He served as President of the Adams County Fair and Adams County Jr. Show for many years. Heinemann continues to support 4-H through the livestock auctions at the Wheatland Communities Fair in Ritzville.

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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(509) 659-3209 for Ann Hennings, 4-H Agent