2006 Dallas County - Larry & Karen Taylor

Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame Inductees

2006 Dallas County - Larry & Karen Taylor

 

Larry & Karen TaylorLarry and Karen have a long involvement with the Dallas County 4-H program. In fact, they met as teenagers at the Dallas County Fair. For many years as active club leaders, they encouraged and guided their five children and countless other 4-Hers in setting and reaching high goals. Now, Larry and Karen assist their grandchildren with 4-H projects and activities, and continue to be resources for 4-Hers and Extension staff during the county fair. Karen and Larry were selected Dallas County Honorary 4-H members in 1984, and became 4-H 400 donors in 2005.

Karen  
·    Club member for 8 years
·    Did a presentation at the State Fair in 1956 which was broadcast on WOI-TV
·    Served the Washington Hawkeye Maids as Clothing Project Leader for at least 10 years
·    Served on the county Youth Committee
·    Served as the county fair Home Ec superintendent many years in charge of the state fair exhibits
·    Judged home economics projects at the state fair, other county fairs and local achievement shows
·    Organized county’s silent auction fundraiser
    
Larry     
·    Club member for many years; showed beef and his horse Beauty
·    Leader of the Washington Winners club for 10 years; taking the boys camping was a highlight of the year
·    Organized the club’s yearly roadside clean-up activity years before Iowa’s highway adoption program began
·    4-H county fair beef show ring helper for many years
·    Donated and moved a farm building to the local fairgrounds for use as a refreshment stand

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