Support of local youth was Ora Callahan's passion


Recognizing excellence: Recipients of the 2012 Ora Callahan Awards are shown in this photo from last October's Hancock County 4-H awards program. Pictured are Scott Schleter, Kelly Beeker, Paige Carroll, Helen Roney (accepting the award for Ben Roney), Lucinda Phares, Teresa Bever (accepting for Jordyn Bever) and Ora Callahan.

Ora Callahan

HANCOCK COUNTY — For the first time in 50 years, Ora Callahan won’t be present when Hancock County 4-H’ers receive a Callahan 4-H Award, and that’s a pretty big deal.

Ora Vernal Callahan died Feb. 5 in Greenfield at the age of 86, leaving behind a legacy of support and service to young farmers and youth locally, throughout Indiana and across the nation, said Lyndon Callahan, one of Ora’s five children.

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