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Ann Stillman Will Be Inducted Into Iowa 4-H?Hall of Fame

By Staff | Jul 30, 2009

4-H HALL OF FAME -- Ann Stillman of Emmetsburg will be inducted into the Iowa 4-H?Hall of Fame during the Iowa State Fair. Ann was surprised at the Palo Alto County Fair when Julie Naig (right) announced the nomination. Induction into the Hall of Fame is Sunday, Aug. 23. -- Jane Whitmore photo

Former 4-H Club leader Ann Stillman of Emmetsburg will be inducted into the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame. She will represent Palo Alto County.

The announcement was made last week during the Palo Alto County Fair.

“Each year all the counties in Iowa have the opportunity to recognize volunteers who have exhibited outstanding service to the county 4-H programs and nominate them for the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame,” said Julie Naig, Palo Alto County 4-H Youth Coordinator. “This year’s Palo Alto County inductee is Ann Stillman.”

Ann Stillman was a 4-H club leader for 19 years; three years in Audubon and 16 years in Palo Alto County. As a leader of the Freedom Busy Bees, she encouraged all members to be well-rounded. In addition to having exhibits at the fair, she encouraged 4-Hers to take advantage of the many learning opportunities that 4-H offers.

Ann served on the Palo Alto County Fair Board for more than ten years. Most recently, Ann has been a volunteer group guide for EPAK, an ag environmental program that is held annually and attended by all fourth grade students in the county.

Ann joins past Hall of Fame inductees from Palo Alto County which include: Julie Nelson, Angie Beem, Ray Brown, Merrylea Clasing, Helen Anliker, Tim Naig and Dan Voigt.

“Palo Alto County could not have a 4-H program without volunteers like these,” said Naig.

The 4-H Hall of Fame ceremony takes place the last Sunday of the Iowa State Fair, Aug. 23, in the 4-H Exhibits Building.

The 4-H Hall of Fame is sponsored by the Iowa 4-H Youth Development Program and the Iowa 4-H Foundation, initiated in 2002 to help commemorate the 100th Anniversary of 4-H.