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Hoisington Inducted to New State 4-H Hall of Fame

PULLMAN, Wash. — Usk’s Lyla Hoisington, 622 Kings Lake Road, was inducted Oct. 18 into the newly created Washington State 4-H Hall of Fame.

Hoisington has been the 4-H main club leader of the Lucky 4-H Club for 47 years. She has been treasurer of the 4-H Leader’s Council for more than 25 years, and project leader for clothing construction, gardening, foods, and livestock for years. She grew up as a 4-H member for nine years, and met and married her current husband in the 4-H program. They own the Golden Hereford ranch in Cusick. Hoisington worked as a teacher’s aide in the Cusick Elementary School for 20 years.

Her volunteer activities have included being superintendent of the 4-H building, fair board member, and county fair livestock and market sale committee member.

Hoisington has chaired the 4-H home economics project group and the annual fashion revue. She has served on the County Extension Advisory Board and has chaperoned many kids to State 4-H Fair events. She contributes trophies for various county fair events. Her 4-H club plants the dozens of flowers at the county fairgrounds, frequently donated by Hoisington.

She received a scholarship to National 4-H Photography Leader training in 1982.

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) 422-7245 for Jay Jenkins, 4-H Agent, or
Deborah Ciarabellini, 4-H Program Coordinator