Posted on April 19, 2011 at 11:42 AM by Global Reach
Cheryl was a long-time 4-H member in Audubon County and has continued her involvement as an adult. Both her children were active in 4-H. Cheryl has been a 4-H leader for 15 years and currently serves on the county youth committee. She coordinates the communications contest at county fair and has judged this department in many surrounding counties.
As a Master Gardener, Cheryl coordinated youth and adult volunteers to landscape a flower garden at the Extension Office, a garden on the fairgrounds, and encouraged youth to plant their own plot at the fairgrounds. She is an adult mentor and organized Mentoring Matches to plant a berm at the entrance of the fair.
To help defray program development fees, Cheryl spearheaded fund-raising efforts to collect, organize and print recipes in a county 4-H cookbook, started the annual soup supper and developed a barn quilt project. She organized youth and adults in designing, painting, and selling these wooden quilts. Many were used as fair exhibits and displayed at the fairgrounds. This year she is organizing a silent auction to raise funds, and has her club restoring an abandoned township cemetery.
In addition, Cheryl works with older 4-H’ers to plan overnight camp-outs, Halloween Hikes, trips to Adventureland, county sewing workshops, and so much more.