Indian River County
Firefighter's Fair, Livestock Program
The 2012 Hall of Fame Inductees pose for a picture infront of the backdrop at the 2012 Florida 4-H Congress Banquet
Since the early 1980’s, Mr. Toby Turner has been a steadfast and generous supporter of the Indian River County 4-H program. Through his volunteer position as the manager of the Indian River County Firefighters’ Fair, Mr. Turner has helped expand and enrich the county 4-H livestock program. During the past 30 years, each time 4-H outgrew an area, Mr. Turner oversaw the plans for expansion, and continues to be instrumental in acquiring more space to showcase the 4-H program as club membership grows. From the original livestock pavilion, to an expanded exhibitors’ parking lot and fair entrance, to storage and office facilities at the county fairgrounds, Mr. Turner has always supported the 4-H program as an integral and essential part of the county fair. In addition to his 4-H support, the Firefighter’s Fair that Mr. Turner manages is itself is a charity, with all proceeds benefitting the community through scholarships, grants, and paying the medical bills of burn victims. It gives me great pleasure to recognize Mr. Toby Turner by induct him into the Florida 4-H Hall of Fame.
Lindsay Adams - Indian River County 4-H Extension Agent, 4-H Alumni