2017 Warren County: Marie Henry

Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame Inductees

2017 Warren County: Marie Henry

 

Marie Henry’s passion for 4-H began as a young member of the Belmont Peppers 4-H club. That passion has not abated. Marie, her husband, Keith, and their four children; Lexie, Allison, Megan, and Jordan have all been and are currently involved in 4-H. It has kept both parents on the run for 19 years.

Marie, the leader of the Shooting Stars 4-H club since 1996, has grown the club membership to the largest in Warren County. Marie encourages 4-H members to take at least one static exhibit to the fair, exhibit livestock and participate in communication events at the county and state levels. Marie truly believes in assisting in the development of youth and pushes them beyond their own boundaries by teaching them the values of leadership, civic duty, volunteering, and knowing the importance of exacting financial and project records.

Marie also serves on the Warren County 4-H Youth Committee, and is one of the founding members of the Warren County 4-H Foundation which provides scholarships for camp attendance and service projects for individuals as well as 4-H clubs.

Marie, along with her Shooting Stars 4-H members, were extremely helpful in assisting with the promotion of the referendum which when passed allowed Warren County Extension additional funding for all programming.

At the fair, Marie is always helping her members with their animals, giving guidance and assistance in the 4-H building, working in the cattlemen’s headquarters and, of course, watching her members, her children, and her great nieces and nephews. She is a great encouragement to her 4-H members who, in turn, become mentors and encourage new or younger members.

Marie’s service to others is exceptional; her family is premier, at work she is admired and respected, she is an active member of her Church, and is an extremely valuable 4-H volunteer who has consistently gone above and beyond her implied and written responsibilities. Marie is a great example of the selfless role model and an asset to the Warren County 4-H youth program.

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