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4-H Recognizes Outstanding Supporters

LAS CRUCES?New Mexico 4-H recognized three individuals and two businesses as outstanding supporters of the 4-H program during the State Conference July 14 at New Mexico State University.

David Anglen of Los Lunas/Bosque Farms, Melodie Good of Belen and Ann Vail of Las Cruces received the Friend of 4-H Award, which is given to 4-H volunteers or Cooperative Extension Service employees who devote their time to improving New Mexico 4-H. El Paso Electric Company and Picacho Hills Country Club both received an Honorary 4-H Member Award.

Anglen is a Valencia County 4-H leader and avid supporter of the 4-H dog project. He has judged dog shows at the New Mexico State Fair, Valencia County Fair and Bosque Farms Fair. He is an instructor and judge at the annual New Mexico 4-H Dog School in Valencia County.

Good plans the New Mexico 4-H Leaders Forum to help adults improve their skills in working with youth. In 1998, she was the public relations coordinator for the 4-H Western Regional Leaders Forum. In 2000, she was a founding member of the New Mexico 4-H Leaders Association and was a representative on the association's executive board.

Vail has been the department head of NMSU's family and consumer sciences and extension home economics department for six years. During her tenure, NMSU launched the Strengthening Families Initiative, a parenting education program that reached more than 1,100 parents and almost 1,300 kids in 19 counties across the state.

For three years, Picacho Hills Country Club has hosted the Jesse Holloway Memorial 4-H Foundation Golf Scramble, an event to raise money for scholarships and travel expenses for 4-H members. Picacho Hills provided discounted green fees, golf carts and meals.

El Paso Electric Company has been a 4-H Foundation donor for five years, funding record book winners' trips to the National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Ga. This year, El Paso Electric sponsored 4-H calendars, a fundraiser for the New Mexico 4-H Foundation.