William and Nancy Recker Hancock County 4H Fund

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William and Nancy Recker Hancock County 4H Fund

Established 2015

A lifetime of local farming led William and Nancy Recker to establish a fund that would continue their passion for helping youth in the community.

Bill and Nancy grew up in the area and raised their seven children here. Bill spent 12 years as a Hancock County Commissioner and 10 years as a Findlay City Schools bus driver in addition to farming. He was an active community member having served on boards for: Arcadia Schools, Red Cross, Dairy Service Unite, Blanchard Valley Hospital, Blanchard Valley Center, Women's Resource Center and the Hancock County Soil and Water Conservation District.

Nancy retired from Whirlpool and nursing and 2004 and has since been volunteering for Blanchard Valley Hospital, St. Michael's Church, Hancock County 4-H, and the Red Cross where she was named Volunteer of the Year.

The Reckers were awarded Courier Family of the Year in 1970. Bill also received his share of recognitions: Young Farmer of the Year in 1963, United Way Volunteer of the Year, Ohio 4-H Achievement Award and State Dairy Achievement Award.

Coming from strong agricultural and philanthropic backgrounds, it was only natural for their fund to benefit youth in Hancock County involved in 4-H. The William and Nancy Recker Hancock County 4-H Fund will, through its support of 4-H, promote leadership and outstanding citizenship among the youth of Hancock County.