Posted on April 7, 2011 at 2:22 PM by Global Reach
Joan Allen was a club leader in the 1950’s and 60’s who instilled a sense of dependability, integrity, fair play, and good citizenship in each member, largely by example. She wholeheartedly appreciated working with the 4-H program and was involved in a variety of areas for over 20 years. Besides being a club leader, Joan also was a camp counselor (even leading camp one year), a county 4-H committee member, orchestrated the 4-H food stand at the county fair for several years, and chaperoned many youth trips, including Citizenship Washington Focus. Coming to this country as an English war bride, her dedication to the youth and the 4-H program was apparent as she received honorary 4-H membership in 1965, and also received the Youth Involvement Award from Governor Ray.