Linda is retiring! While we will miss her enthusiasm, humor, hard work and unwavering support of CAHNRS and WSU, we are so excited for her and wish her all the best in her new adventure!
To celebrate Linda and her service to WSU, we are forgoing the normal gift of a plaque or other physical thank-you gift in favor of encouraging contributions to the Asotin County 4-H Endowment, Inspired by the Spooner Family. The fund was established by Linda Bailey (formerly Spooner) and the rest of the Spooner family in support of 4-H youth development. Linda and her family have fond memories of their time at the fair in Asotin County while participating in 4-H events and activities. They are very proud of the impact 4-H has on its local families and community and they would like to see 4-H continue to grow as a positive role model in the lives of underserved youth and families.
The Asotin County 4-H Endowment, Inspired by the Spooner Family was established as a perpetual endowment at the Washington State University Foundation in 2015 by Linda and other members of the Spooner family, including her parents, Richard and Charlene Spooner, her sister Alisa Nilsson, and her aunt, Shirley Dimke.
The Spooner Family has been part of Asotin County 4-H and the Asotin County Fair for four generations. Starting in 1965, Shirley (Spooner) Dimke founded the Saddleliters 4-H Horse Club for boys and girls. Frances (Spooner) Roberts helped with the Tally-Ho 4-H Club and inspired many young people to pursue a variety of projects (guinea pigs, arts and crafts, horses, and taxidermy to name a few). Richard Spooner served on the Asotin County Fair Board for many years and served as President from 1993 to 1996. Richard and Charlene (Ewing) Spooner were honored during the 70th Annual Asotin County Fair as the Grand Marshalls in 2011.
Four generations of the Spooner family have participated in 4-H and the Asotin County Fair and Spooner family members are still participating today.
Join us in honoring Linda and her service by making a gift to the Asotin County 4-H Endowment today. You may also select another 4-H fund to support in Linda’s honor by clicking the drop down menu.
For further questions, please contact Emily Adams at 208-874-3276 or firstname.lastname@example.org.