Quarter Century of Service

Monday, July 22, 2013
Sitting on the wicker throne normally reserved for the Putnam County 4-H Fair Queen, Purdue Extension health and human sciences educator Jackie Baumann listens to the speech of a well wisher. With tissue in hand, Baumann laughed a lot and shed a few tears Sunday as she was honored prior to her upcoming retirement. Members of local extension homemaker clubs surprised Baumann with the "This is Your Life, Jackie" ceremony at the Fairgrounds Community Building. Another reception is planned for Baumann from 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, when community members and fellow extension workers can celebrate her 25 years of service to the people of Putnam County. Of course, prior to her retirement, there is still plenty of work for Baumann in her final Putnam County Fair as an extension educator.

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