‘tomatoes ’ turn 100

Tuesday was a special day for Milam County commissioners, the Milam County 4-H Program and the family of a Milano woman. A Centennial tribute to Edna Westbrook Trigg featured 4-H’ers in period dress and an address by her grandson Dr. Cone Johnson (right). Trigg organized the first Tomato club (Girls 4-H) and became the state’s first home demonstration agent in 1912. More than 200 persons attended the commemorative ceremony in the county courthouse. Current County Agent Cheryl Walker participated in the observance along with a number of former county agents including Chris Holcombe who served in the post for 34 years. Commissioners proclaimed Tuesday as Centennial 4-H Day and the week of Oct. 7-14 as Centennial 4-H Week. Dr. Johnson said he lived with his grandmother for 10 years on a farm near Denton. He praised Trigg’s work ethic. “She would use everything in a pig except for the squeal,” he said. “She kept us working for 30 straight years.”

Photos courtesy of The Cameron Herald Photos courtesy of The Cameron Herald

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