Sue Freeman to be inducted into Illinois 4H Hall of Fame

By Ryne Turke on August 9 at 6:27am

Sue Freeman, along with a number of other 4H leaders and volunteers from around the state, will be recognized for their service in the community at the Illinois State Fairgrounds.

Freeman explains why she feels she was chosen as one of the inductees this year.

“I’ve been very active in 4H and a leader for over 20 years,” says Freeman.

“I’ve also been very involved in the extension itself with various committees as well as being involved with the Morgan County Fair.”

Freeman says being selected into the Hall of Fame is an extreme honor.

“I was surprised and very blessed to have our whole family involved in the 4H program,” says Freeman.

“I think it is a great program for our youth and and teaches them not only things about their projects but also teaches them responsibility. Hopefully the kids that are in our club are realizing that. I feel very fortunate to be involved with it for so many years.”

Freeman’s 4H Club focuses on teaching valuable skills like cooking, sewing and livestock training to members, as well as giving back to residents in the area through community related programs.

Freeman’s Morgan County Fair resume includes being a past pageant director and sheep superintendent. She is currently on the Morgan County Fair board and the superintendent for the junior culinary program.

Festivities for the Hall of Fame induction will be held from 4-6 p.m. with the ceremony starting at 4:30 p.m. at the Directors Lawn of the Illinois State Fairgrounds.