Arkansas 4-H Alumni Association

Supporting Arkansas 4-H since 1982


Shepard-Dooly Family
  • 2nd Generation: Deborah Dooly
  • 3rd Generation: Patricia Dooly Jones, Shawn Dooly
  • 4th Generation: Malli Dooly, Dawson Dooly, Holland Dooly, Welles Jones, Bear Jones, Winnie Jones, Haddon Jones

  • 2020
    Coleman-Hays Family
  • 1st Generation: Zella Coleman
  • 2nd Generation: Joan Coleman Hays, Lloyd Hays, Bruce Coleman, Mabel Coleman, Bill Coleman
  • 3rd Generation: David Hays, Karen Hays, Debbie Hays Steel, Danny Hays, Dannetta Hays Osbum, Robin Coleman Willroth, Shari Coleman Moxley, Jennifer Coleman Fortenberry, Matt Coleman, John COleman, Adam Coleman, Caty Coleman Clawson
  • 4th Generation: Rachel Hays Holland, Jonathan Hays, Heather Loop Firth, Dusty Willroth, Hannah Moxley, Luke Moxley, Jacob Fortenberry, Mitchell Moxley, Madison Fortenberry

  • 2019
    Higginbotham Family
  • 1st Generation: Lola McCartney
  • 2nd Generation: Juanima McCartney Steele, Howard McCartney
  • 3rd Generation: Marie Higginbotham-Westphal
  • 4th Generation: Maggie Higginbotham, Joey Higginbotham, James Higginbotham, Angie Higginbotham
  • 5th Generation: Millie Higginbotham, Bonnie Higginbotham, Inarah Higginbotham

  • 2018
    Harrison Family
  • 3rd Generation: Kim Smith Harrison
  • 4th Generation: Marc Harrison, Melissa Harrison Allen
  • 5th Generation: Jack Harrison, Emily Harrison, Hannah Allen
  • Arkansas 4-H Alumni Family of the Year

    The Arkansas 4-H Alumni Family of the Year designation is presented annually at Arkansas 4-H Alumni Day which is the 1st Saturday in August at the C. A. Vines Arkansas 4-H Center. The selected family will be given an engraved brick in the 4-H Memory Walk at the 4-H Center.

    The purpose of this award is to recognize a 4-H family that has demonstrated support of the 4-H program through generations by giving of their time, unique talents, and enthusiasm for 4-H.


    At least one person in the family must be currently enrolled in Arkansas 4-H as a 4-H member, adult volunteer, or serving on a county, district or state foundation or board.

    A family is defined as any combination of immediate and/or extended family members - parents and children, grandparents, siblings, cousins, etc.

    2020 Family

    4-H Family of the Year Nomination Process

    In order to nominate someone to be named an Arkansas 4-H Family of the year, please complete the nomination form and submit it by April 20th.