Iowa 4-H Foundation

Posted on March 24, 2011 at 1:51 PM by Global Reach

2002 Linn County - Oralee GrabauOralee’s 4-H career began in the mid 1920’s in Boone County.  She was active in the Buds of Promise club and during the 1930’s became a club leader.

Eventually Oralee and her family made their way to Linn County.  She began the Monroe Merry maids 4-H club in 1950.  The name was changed to the Monroe Merry Maids and Lads and the club continued until 1997.

Oralee shared that while the county fair has remained constant in the organization’s history, there are more activities for members these days.  Oralee shared her zest and zeal of the county fair with her 2 sons, 8 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren and other 4-H’ers over the years.  Every member in her family was or still is in 4-H.

As a 4-H leader for 49 years, Oralee has said that the children, their ideas, and their experiences are what she enjoys the most as a volunteer.  She is always ready to encourage other adults to become volunteers.

Linn County appreciates Oralee’s contribution toward building a strong 4-H program in the county.

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