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Volunteer of the Year

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2018 Volunteer of the Year

Tina Bush has been helping kids with 4-H and FFA swine projects for more than 25 years at the Benton Franklin Fair & Rodeo. She started out as an assistant 4-H leader for her children’s club, Finley Livestock, the oldest established 4-H clubin the area which was formed in 1950. She later took on the role of main leader. It wasn’t long before she was assisting the superintendent of the Swine barn. About 15 years ago, that she took on the role of Swine Superintendent. Tina is the mother of four and grandmother of seven. Her youngest son and two of her oldest grandchildren show swine at the fair. Tina enjoys fair time and loves watching over the kids in the barn and making sure everyone does their part in taking care of their pigs. She says it makes for a long week, but it is worth every minute, especially to see the growth in the kids that come back each year to show their livestock. It really is all about the kids. Tina also volunteers for the Benton-Franklin Market Stock Association as well as volunteering as the Support Supervisor for Benton County Fire District #1 where she helps provide rehab services to personnel during emergency incidents. This also helps her keep track of her husband of 38 years, Ron who is a Captain with the Fire District.
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2018 - Tina Bush
2017 - Keith Marsh
2016 - Market Stock Committee
2015 - Delt Clark
2014 - Dave Post
2013 - Rod Blundon
2012 - Jim Bateman

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