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The Belle Hahn Family Memorial Scholarship

The Belle Hahn Family Memorial Scholarship honors Belle Hahn, as well as her sons Danny and Don Hahn. After the death of Belle Hahn in 1991, the Hahn family worked with the Ford County 4-H Foundation to assist a scholarship presented annually to a Ford County 4-H graduating senior or alumni. When Belle's son Danny passed away in 2018, the Hahn family chose to create a separate scholarship to honor both Belle and Danny. With the passing of Belle's son Donny in 2022, the Hahn Family expanded the scholarship to the Belle Hahn Family Memorial Scholarship.

An active 4-H member and Extension supporter, Belle served as a Community Leader for the DIY, Jrs. 4-H Club, at Dodge City. She also remained active as member in the local DIY Extension Club Unit, along with many mothers from the 4-H club of the same name. In 1992, Belle was inducted into the National 4-H Center. 

Continuing Belle's legacy, her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren have remained active in the 4-H program. Her son Danny, his children and grandchildren have all been members of the DIY Jrs. 4-H Club. Danny served on the local Ford County Fair Board for several years and assisted many 4-Hers with livestock projects, his passion, as a Project Leader. Even after moving our of state, Danny and his wife, Kay, supported local 4-H members with sponsorship of livestock contestants at the Ford County Fair. Don, a life-time resident of Ford County, served his country, state and community first in the Army and then as a U.S. postal worker. Don served as the 18th Post Master of Dodge City, Kansas. He also enjoyed volunteering with many organizations, giving back to the his hometown and Ford County.