Posted on March 31, 2011 at 12:15 PM by Global Reach
Arnie Berglund began showing steers at the Cherokee County Fair, Iowa State Fair and the Tri-State Show in Sioux City, IA in 1935. As an adult, Arnie served as a leader of the Grand Meadow Future Feeders 4-H Club for 35 years. Arnie served as the Cherokee County boys’ chaperone to the Iowa State Fair and Ak-Sar-Ben for many years. In 1977, Arnie received the Iowa State 4-H Alumni Award.
Evie Berglund served as the leader of the Grand Meadow Larks 4-H Club for 15 years. She organized and wrote the sermon for the Cherokee County Youth Council church service at the Cherokee County Fair for many years.
Arnie and Evie have donated time and money to 4-H. For over 30 years, they have donated the Bob Berglund Memorial Award to the Grand Champion Steer at the Cherokee County Fair in memory of their son. They have faithfully contributed to the Cherokee County 4-H Foundation. They have hosted 4-H exchange students and helped county 4-H’ers with their presentations. Arnie and Evie love to follow Cherokee County 4-H’ers to 4-H shows. They have left a wonderful legacy in the hundreds of 4-H’ers whom they have guided and encouraged over the last 50 years.