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Herrmann earns spot in Illinois 4-H Hall of Fame

Anne Herrmann of Batavia was inducted into the Illinois 4_H Hall of Fame this year.
Anne Herrmann of Batavia was inducted into the Illinois 4_H Hall of Fame this year.

BATAVIA – Anne Herrmann of Batavia was one of 74 new members inducted into the Illinois 4-H Hall of Fame this year, according to a news release.

This year marks the 12-year anniversary of the award, Angie Barnard, director of the Illinois 4-H Foundation, said in the release. Honorees were recognized Aug. 20 on the Illinois State Fairgrounds.

“These longtime volunteers fully embody what 4-H strives to install in youth,” Barnard said in the release. “They are caring, dedicated, generous leaders, and the Illinois 4-H Foundation is extremely proud to be able to provide this honor to each and every one of them to thank them for their service to this wonderful organization.”

Herrmann has been an active University of Illinois Extension volunteer in Kane County for 23 years, the release stated, as an organizational leader of the 4-H Go-Getters Club and as an instrumental part of the 4-H Robotics program. She also has served on committees and continues to serve as a fair superintendent, the release stated.

Doris Braddock, a 4-H program coordinator in Kane County, said in the release that Herrmann “is an invaluable volunteer.”

“She has been instrumental in our Tri-County Robotics Showcase in Elgin for the past three years, and she continues to share her time and expertise in community 4-H activities,” Braddock said. “She exemplifies leadership, organization and innovative ideas.”

Each inductee received a commemorative Hall of Fame medallion. Nominations are made by the University of Illinois Extension staff, the release stated.

Visit www.4hfoundation.illinois.edu for information.

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