The Hancock County Agricultural Association hosted a Color Run to kick-off the 2014 Hancock County 4-H Fair. The 5k run/walk took the 100 participants through scenic Riley Park while being splashed with green color to celebrate 4-H and the 100th Anniversary of the Purdue Extension Program.
The proceeds from the Color Run were designated to the Ora Callahan Family 4-H Awards Endowment Fund, a component fund of the Hancock County Community Foundation. Ag Association Board and Color Run Committee members Kari Sisk and Stephanie Jones presented a check in the amount of $1,500 to the Callahan Family.
Another fundraiser for the Ora V. Callahan Family 4-H Awards Endowment Fund was the auction of a 1953 40S John Deere tractor restored & donated by Bill Ewing, Ora’s son-in-law. The winning bid of $2,900 went to Ray Helms. The combination of these two events brought the fund balance to $5,887.63.
The Ora V. Callahan 4-H Award Endowment was established by Ora’s family to continue the legacy of the prestigious Ora V. Callahan 4-H Awards. It is the desire of the Callahan Family to grow the Ora Callahan Endowment Fund so that it may award scholarships that will honor 4-H achievement, citizenship, and leadership to Hancock County 4-H members.