Florence Garber was a 4-H club leader in Reardan, parent of 4-H members Nancy and Linda, organizer of county contests and events, member of Lincoln County Leaders’ Council, home economics judge, and advisor to 4-H county agents. When there was no 4-H agent for home economics, she worked with other leaders to sustain the program in Lincoln County.
She graduated from Washington State College in 1937, and became the home economics teacher at Reardan High School that fall. She married Glen Garber in 1940. Beginning in 1957, she served as a club leader for 23 years. She served as a judge for clothing exhibits at the Adams and Lincoln County Fairs until 1987. After her mother’s death in 2005, daughter, Nancy Williams created a scholarship in her memory. Nancy was a 4-H member for 9 years, and is also a graduate of WSU.
Funds are for high school seniors who have been a 4-H Club member for a least two years, leader among their peers, a volunteer in their community, and plan to attend an accredited two or four-year college. They must be a resident of one of the following counties: Lincoln or Adams. The scholarship will be awarded upon the completion of students first term in college.