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State 4-H Honors Spokane County Woman

PULLMAN, Wash. — Jean Gulden, 10226 E. 44th Ave., Spokane, has been inducted into the newly created Washington State 4-H Hall of Fame.

Gulden was honored for a horse helmet safety video, “Every Time Every Ride.” The video has been distributed to all 50 states, has received commercial television time in Great Britain, and aired on many PBS stations in the United States.

With minimal professional staff support, Jean raised over $35,000, wrote the script, and co-produced the video. She has received the National Partner-In-4-H Award, 4-H’s highest award presented to individuals, businesses, organizations, associations, foundations, groups, government bodies, and other institutions that have worked closely with the Cooperative Extension System in support of the 4-H program nationally.

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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Jim Lindstrom, 4-H Agent; Anita Raddatz, 4-H Extension Coordinator, or Barbara Ferguson, 4-H Program Assistant at (509) 533-2048