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Washington State 4-H Inducts Three into Hall of Fame

PULLMAN, Wash.—Three Washington residents, all from Snohomish County, were inducted into the Washington State 4-H Hall of Fame for their leadership, commitment, and impact on 4-H and their community.

Honored at the 2011 4-H Forum in Ellensburg October 14 were:

Don Ballard, Everett, has been involved with the Snohomish County 4-H Rabbit program for over 18 years and served as club and project leader as well as many county leadership positions. Ballard is an active member of the Snohomish County 4-H Council serving as president for six years and at the state level where he chaired the 2008 4-H Forum. Ballard was president of the Washington State 4-H Advisory Board for six years and also chaired the 2011 Western Regional Leader’s Forum in Seattle.

Jan Bond, Snohomish, has been the Performing Arts Program Leader in Snohomish County 4-H and a club leader for the past 31 years. She has served as the county cat program leader and superintendent for 14 years and was the first State 4-H Fair cat superintendent. Bond has also served as president, vice president and secretary of the Snohomish County 4-H Council.

Nancy Franke, Snohomish, has served as a 4-H leader for over 17 years. She has been a club leader and a project leader in arts and crafts, photography and rabbits. Franke has judged public presentations at area and county competitions for many years.  She has also taught photography and assisted youth in attending workshops and photo shoots.

More than 170 people have been inducted into the State 4-H Hall of Fame since its inception in 2001.

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