Iowa 4-H Foundation

Posted on April 12, 2011 at 11:36 AM by Global Reach

Bob & Bernie HeffernThe Allamakee County 4-H & Youth Committee are proud to recognize Bob & Bernie Heffern the 2007 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame inductees from Allamakee County.  The Hefferns have exhibited life-long service to the Iowa 4-H program.

Bernie became a member of the French Creek Farmerettes in 1949.  Later Bob and Bernie had all nine of their children in 4-H and were club leaders during that time.  The Hefferns were leaders during the 1970s, with Bob leading his boys’ group – the Cherry Mound Chargers and Bernie leading the girls’ club –the Taylor Starlettes.  Bob was a leader for about six years and Bernie for 14 years.  Bernie found that by being a leader she learned that the “most important thing for kids was parental involvement.”

The Heffern’s strong 4-H tradition continues with their grandchildren.  The Hefferns are regular participants at county 4-H programs and events.  The Hefferns are thankful for what 4-H has given to their family.  “I think 4-H really helped our kids through life,” says Bernie.  “The good and the bad.” 

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