2020 Pottawattamie County (East): Carla Johnk

Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame Inductees

2020 Pottawattamie County (East): Carla Johnk

 

Carla (Carroll) Johnk was a lifelong supporter of 4-H. She was a nine-year member of the Monroe Merrymakers in Shelby County.  Later she became a 4-Her leader. Carla was a leader in both boys’ and girls’ 4-H clubs. She was an East Pottawattamie County 4-H leader of the L.L.L.L’s, Layton Lincoln Leading Livewires.  Carla Johnk

Carla served on numerous committees that supported 4-H. She was an active member of the County Youth Committee even after her children had graduated out of the 4-H program, allowing her to connect with current 4-Hers. Current county 4-H members remember seeing Carla walking through the barns as a herdsmanship judge and always being present in the sheep and goat barn on show day, as well as in the stands during the Saturday beef show. Multiple 4-H’ers have fond memories of Carla as she spent countless hours with the rest of the County Youth Committee judging record books, and the 4-H’ers would read her comments and take her constructive criticism to heart and learn from what she had to say. 

Carla and her husband Kent raised three children - Ryne, Brittni, and Ty. Carla was an active member of the Walnut community and involved in several community organizations such as the Presbyterian Church, American Legion Auxiliary, Eastern Star, Optimist Club and she was the treasurer of her township. 

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