Chris Dickey                                Times Publisher
Chris Dickey Times Publisher

One by one, the young adults approached the microphone and a room full of people. Some were as young as 10 or 12, others probably 18 or even a little older.

Public speaking puts a healthy dose of fear and anxiety into everyone, I don’t care who you are or how many times you’ve done it. It’s nerve-wracking. For a kid, standing before a bunch of grown-ups, it could be paralyzingly terrifying.

But this wasn’t your ordinary group of youngsters and this was a gathering that was especially meaningful to them. This was a group of Gunnison 4-H participants, and they, along with several dozen others, were gathered to pay tribute to their longtime leader and chief cheerleader, Nadine Henry.



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