Eastern Missouri Commission honored with 4-H Foundation award

March 17, 2015

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Eastern Missouri Commission of Pike County received the 2015 Naomi Crouch 4-H Volunteer Leadership Award on March 13 in Columbia. Eastern Missouri Commission was recognized for their commitment to the University of Missouri Extension 4-H youth development program.

Savannah Angell, daughter of Justin Angell, accepted the award on behalf of owners John and Justin Angell and Mike VanMaanan.

"It is a great pleasure to honor Eastern Missouri Commission with the Naomi Crouch award for their dedication to Missouri 4-H," said Cheryl Reams, executive director of the Missouri 4-H Foundation. "4-H supporters like Eastern Missouri Commission have made Missouri 4-H the quality experience for youths that it is today, and we are indebted to them for their service and support."

For 24 years, Eastern Missouri Commission has been a generous supporter of Pike County 4-H, providing major financial and volunteer support to the Pike County Youth Fair and several 4-H Livestock Judging teams attending state and national competitions.

The Naomi Crouch 4-H Volunteer Leadership Award is given annually to volunteers and organizations that devote their time and talents to MU Extension's 4-H youth development program. The award is named in honor of Naomi Crouch, a Plattsburg native, who was an active 4-H volunteer and Missouri 4-H Foundation trustee for more than 20 years.