Iowa 4-H Foundation

Posted on April 19, 2011 at 2:33 PM by Global Reach

2009 Dallas County - Robert & Margaret Ann EllisDallas County would like to honor Margaret Ann And Robert Ellis this year as the Hall of Fame members.

Robert and Margaret Ann were married in 1956 and raised 3 children. Two sons Wayne and Harold and  daughter Gayle Ann.  In 1963 They moved their young family to a two acre property in Dallas County.  Here they opened their home and their hearts to about 30 foster children over 15 years.

Their children starting raising rabbits for fun, but it grew into raising them to show all over Iowa and some surrounding states. They were lifetime members of the Iowa State Rabbit and Cavy Breeders Association.   Margaret Ann and Robert spent 15 years as rabbit project leaders in Dallas County.  They both judged many 4-H rabbit shows over the years, and were instrumental in starting the rabbit show at the Iowa State Fair.  Margaret Ann was chosen as a Honorary 4-H member in 2002 for Dallas County.   They both joined the Waukee Lions and were active members holding local and district offices.

Although Margaret Ann passed away this spring Robert is here to accept this award.

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