Longtime 4-H supporter believed in recognizing kids' achievements


Ora Callahan

Bill and Lorraine Ewing show off the John Deere 40S that will be auctioned to raise funds for the Ora Callahan scholarship fund. (Joe Hornaday / Daily Reporter)

McCORDSVILLE — Ora and Shirley Callahan started recognizing local high achievers in 1963. Now, their family is continuing that legacy through an endowment that will award six scholarships each year, along with the popular Callahan 4-H awards.

“My dad, Ora, was a strong believer of learning by doing, so the 4-H program, FFA and vocational ag fit the mold for him and many 4-H members over the years,” said his daughter, Lorraine Ewing.

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