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Friend of 4-H Award

Recognizing a person or organization whose leadership, actions, and support have contributed to the improvement and promotion of the Illinois 4-H Youth Development Program.

Meet one of our winners

Charles Peterson

Charles Peterson - known to his friend as Charlie - has contributed many years to volunteer support to 4-H in his home county of Montgomery. Statewide, he has contributed his extensive knowledge of electricity in support of the many young young people who are involved in those 4-H projects each year. He is known for his readiness to volunteer and his support of 4-H youth. Charlie graduated from the U of I in 1964 with a degree in general agriculture. He retired from M.J.M. Electric Cooperative in Carlinville in August 2007.

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This award is no longer receiving nominations. Thank you for your interest.