2009 Guthrie County - Donna Benton

Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame Inductees

2009 Guthrie County - Donna Benton

 

2009 Guthrie County - Donna BentonDonna began her involvement with the 4-H program as a member of the Deep River Lassies from Poweshiek County from 1967 to 1975. As a 4-H member, she participated in both County Council and Central Iowa Area Council.
Donna's participation also extended to the state level by representing her county in Fashion Revue and with several 4-H projects at the Iowa State Fair. A highlight of her 4-H career was attending the 4-H Washington D.C.trip as a youth. As an adult, Donna continued to support the 4-H program in Guthrie County. She began working for Guthrie County Extension in 1984 part time as an Office Assistant and soon became involved with the program as a 4-H leader for her three daughters' club, the U.S. Sunbeams. Then in the early 1990's, she became a Program Assistant and continued in that role until 2003. Over the years, Donna helped to build a strong youth program by encouraging youth to get involved in State Council, various trips, and 4-H opportunities. Throughout her career, she valued the volunteers of Guthrie County and enjoyed working side by side with them on numerous projects.  One major accomplishment was the remodeling and building of their 4-H Foodstand at the fairgrounds.

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