2016 4-H Volunteer Hall of Fame inductees to be honored and Make A Wish donation made during South Dakota State Fair

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BROOKINGS, S.D. – South Dakota 4-H will recognize volunteers and the South Dakota 4-H Youth Council will make a donation to the Make A Wish Foundation Sept. 4 during the 2016 South Dakota State Fair in Huron.

4-H Volunteers will be inducted into the 2016 Hall of Fame Sunday, September 4, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. Following this presentation, at 5:45 p.m. the South Dakota 4-H Youth Council will present a check to the Make a Wish Foundation. Both presentations are open to the public and will take place on the De Smet Farm Mutual stage.

2016 4-H Volunteer Hall of Fame

“The State Fair is a great place to recognize those 4-H volunteers who have put in years of service to the 4-H members and families in South Dakota by inducting members in to the Volunteer Hall of Fame,” said Audrey Rider, SDSU Extension 4-H Volunteer Field Specialist.

The Hall of Fame commemorates the 4-H Centennial, which occurred in 2002. The 4-H Volunteer Hall of Fame is intended to honor the many volunteers who make significant contributions to South Dakota’s 4-H Program. “The individuals honored have given unselfish service through their talent, time, and leadership to the 4-H program, been an advocate on behalf of 4-H and is an outstanding example of a caring adult in the lives of children and/or youth,” Rider said.

The 2016 Hall of Fame inductees include: Steve Munk of Dell Rapids, Betty and Gordon Mack of Leola, Clyde Olsen of Plankinton and Brian Burnham of Winner.

“These volunteers have given a range of 35-58 years of service back to the youth of South Dakota and have been involved at all levels including club, county and state,” Rider said.

Making Wishes Come True

Throughout the year, 4-H Clubs and Counties have been fundraising in the hopes of raising enough money to support at least one wish for a child in South Dakota. This fundraiser is part of the South Dakota 4-H Youth Council’s statewide community service project. All funds raised will go to the South Dakota Make A Wish Foundation.

“The Youth Council is very excited to be able to raise enough money for more than two wishes,” said Rider, who also serves as the 4-H Youth Council advisor.

To learn how you can become involved in South Dakota 4-H, contact your local SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Program Advisor. A complete listing can be found on iGrow.org.