Posted on March 31, 2011 at 11:58 AM by Global Reach
Caroline Ingels is 89 years young and still a supporter of the Fayette County
4-H program and the Iowa 4-H Foundation.
Caroline joined 4-H when she was 12 years old and continued as a 4-H’er in Iowa County throughout high school. Her favorite projects were cooking and sewing. While attending Iowa State University, Caroline was secretary of the girls’ campus 4-H club.
Caroline and her late husband, John, were both very active with the 4-H program being leaders in Bremer County before moving to Fayette County. She became a leader of the Maynard girls club, Harlan NRG, in 1948 and continued until the early 1960's. She was very involved with training demonstration teams for competition on the local level. Several of the teams she trained were seen competing at the National Dairy Cattle Congress. In 1956 Caroline was presented the "Gold Clover" award. She served as a clothing and food judge and nutrition judge at neighboring counties for several years.
Caroline was a member of the Iowa 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees for three years. Caroline and John were both recognized individually as being a donor to the "400 for 4-H" program. In 1978 she was recognized by Iowa State University for community leadership and leadership in the Iowa State Home Economics Alumni Association and the University Alumni Association. She was named a "Friend of Extension" by Iowa State University in 1979.
John and Caroline are the parents of three children who were involved in the
4-H program. Caroline continues to stay active in her community and her church, playing the organ twice a month.