Iowa 4-H Foundation

Posted on April 21, 2011 at 10:39 AM by Global Reach

Gary and Sally WoodleyGary Woodley was a nine year member of the Lincoln Leaders 4-H Club in Wright County.  Some of Gary’s projects were beef, horticulture, woodworking, communications, citizenship, and leadership.  Following his high school graduation, he participated in a People-to-People exchange to Europe.

After his 4-H career, Gary served as a 4-H club leader and softball coach, county computer project leader, and chairman of the Wright County Extension Council.  Some other 4-H related activities Gary has helped with include work at the Wright County Fairgrounds, work during the fair, securing funding for fairground improvements, 4-H Fun-Nite, record book workshops and evaluations.

Sally Derscheid Woodley was a nine year member of the Dayton Dandies 4-H Club of Wright County.  She enrolled in the project areas of Food and Nutrition, Home Improvement, Clothing, and Junior Leadership.  As a 4-Her, Sally was active in her local club participating in the Better Grooming contest, giving presentations and talks, serving as an officer for six years, serving at the Clarion Flight Breakfast, and helping at the Labor Day week-end  Rest Stop. For Fun Nite, she acted in, organized and directed the club skits, helped with the cake walk, and was a queen candidate.   She also served as a county officer, was active in Older 4-H Youth, worked at the 4-H Food Stand at the county fair, attended district camp and winter camp, state conference and served as a camp counselor.

As a college student, Sally worked as the summer 4-H aide for Wright County one year.  She has served as a local club leader or county clothing leader for 35 years and helps with county record book evaluations.  Each year she sews blocks for the county fair fund-raising quilt. Sally has been a judge for local achievement shows, county fairs for home improvement, clothing, visual arts, fashion revue, child development, presentations, and Share-the-Fun.  At the State Fair, Sally has judged or critiqued exhibits, working exhibits, and Share-the-Fun. 

4-H was very important to Gary’s and Sally’s development as productive citizens, and they want to be certain the youth of today have the opportunities for self improvement and advancement they did.

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