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By Jeremy Burnham

Othello's Hafer remembered by family at ag hall of fame dinner


Last updated 1/23/2020 at 10:22am

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Holly Kenner, the daughter of the late Orvalla Hafer, talks about her mother during the Mid-Columbia Ag Hall of Fame dinner in Pasco on Jan. 16.

The Mid-Columbia Ag Hall of Fame officially inducted Adams County's Orvalla Hafer at a dinner ceremony on Thursday, Jan. 17 in Pasco.

Hafer, who was honored with the "Pioneer Award," was inducted along with three other people or couples. Hafer's induction was particularly emotional, however, as she was being honored posthumously. Hafer was introduced by her grandson Jacob and her award was accepted by her daughter Holly Kenner.

Orvalla Hafer and her husband, Raymond, settled in Adams County and established Hafer Farms in Othello. Orvalla spent a lot of her life volunteering and teaching far...

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