4-H leaders honored
On Nov. 4, two Cottonwood 4-H leaders were honored at Pocatello for their work.
Cara Uhlenkott was a District 1 Distinguished Service Award winner for 2017. She was unable to attend due to prior commitments.
Betty Campbell was 1 of 11 inductees into the Idaho 4-H Hall of Fame. Below is her bio as printed in the event program:
After being an Idaho County 4-H member, Betty Campbell became a volunteer in 1974.
Betty has always encouraged her 4-H members to step out of their comfort zone and take advantage of every opportunity to see the world. Through 4-H Horse Bowl and 4-H horse judging, Betty has taken 4-H members to Oklahoma, Kentucky, Texas and New Mexico, each time organizing fund raising events so all members could participate, regardless of their economic situation.
Betty sets the bar high for her 4-H members. She expects a lot, but she also gives a lot. Not only has she subsidized 4-H member’s projects monetarily, she has loaned horses, hauled horses and provided care for horses – whatever it took to help a 4-H member have a positive experience.
For 44 years Betty has led by example and taught so much more than horsemanship. Members involved in her club are the children of former members, as well as participating families from other counties. This speaks volumes as to the type of impact Betty has on their lives and our Idaho County 4-H Program.
Because of the impact Betty has on the Idaho County 4-H Program and the youth in our area, she was honored by being selected as the Idaho County Fair Grand Marshal in 2016.
Betty Campbell has been inducted into the Idaho 4-H Hall of Fame.