Charles Dill Sr.
Year Inducted: 2008
Charles Dill Sr. was a volunteer leader for more than 30 years in Vermilion Parish. He was a charter member of the Vermilion Parish 4-H Foundation and helped the foundation reach its $100,000 goal. He also served on the Louisiana 4-H Foundation Board. Because Dill understood the importance of developing public speaking skills in youth, he established the Vermilion 4-H Cooperative Speech Contest. He securred donors to sponsor a steak banquet for contestants and their families for 15 years. This program was so successful that Dill was invited to serve as a judge for the state speech contest during Short Course. As chairman of the Extension Building Committee, which began in 1977, Dill promoted the Vermilion Extension Service and generated community support for a parishwide tax to build the Vermilion Extension office and Junior Livestock Show facility. Through his leadership, vision and genuine interest in youth, Charles E. Dill Sr. truly helped establish the Vermilion 4-H program.