Marking a 100-year legacy for 7 Missouri 4-H families

4-H honors families in Franklin, Polk and Vernon counties.

  • Published: Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023

COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Missouri 4-H Foundation has recognized seven families with the 2022 Missouri 4-H Century Family Award. Each family represents a combined 100 years or more of membership and volunteer service within 4-H.

Franklin County

  • The Millerick Family

Polk County

  • The Le Jeune-Rains-Curran Family

Vernon County

  • The Earll Family
  • The Hampton Family
  • The Metcalf Family
  • The Miller Family
  • The Thomas Family

The 4-H Century Family Award commends families for their dedication to supporting and building the University of Missouri Extension 4-H Youth Development Program in communities across Missouri.

The award process offers families an opportunity to sit down together and talk about their history with 4-H. Families share highlights of their 4-H experiences, laugh together and recognize the importance 4-H plays in their lives.

Congratulations to the 2022 Missouri 4-H Century Families. We are proud to honor their 4-H legacy.

About 4-H

Missouri 4-H is an active, dynamic organization of young people who are learning, growing and preparing to be the leaders of today and tomorrow – making a real difference in their community, country and world. 4-H is the youth development program of the University of Missouri and the nation’s Cooperative Extension System. For more information on Missouri 4-H, visit

About the Missouri 4-H Foundation

The Missouri 4-H Foundation is the independent philanthropic partner of the University of Missouri Extension 4-H Center for Youth Development. For 70 years, the foundation has secured and managed funds for Missouri 4-H, providing higher education scholarships, recognizing 4-H volunteers and supporting the work of MU Extension 4-H. Learn more at

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Missouri 4-H Century Family Award logo.

Writer: Christina Willow-Schomaker

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