Iowa 4-H Foundation

Posted on August 19, 2011 at 12:49 PM by Global Reach

2011 Polk CountyNorman and Sherry Veldhuizen have been proud supporters and volunteers in Iowa 4-H since before their children were able to attend school.

Norman was a 4-H leader in Wapello County for two years from 1974 through 1976. After that the family moved to Polk County and when their oldest son joined 4-H, Norman joined along with him. In the 30 years since, he has served as an organizational leader as well as a project leader watching four sons enrich their lives through 4-H.
Sherry made her membership official in 1995 when she joined Norman as his assistant organizational leader as well as a project leader. Sherry has helped teach life skills to many children in the years since as she lends her knowledge to young and excited 4-Hers.
When Polk County Fair time rolls around in July, Norman takes on the role of Herdsmanship Superintendent and Livestock Judging Superintendent. Norman is always active during the swine show at the county fair, assisting in making sure the exhibitor has the right animal up for the right class in the show ring.
Sherry keeps busy in the exhibit building; serving as a department superintendent and making sure exhibitors are in the right place and get in to visit with a conference judge.
Norman is currently serving his third term on the Polk County Fair Board to ensure a quality 4-H and FFA experience for hundreds of members for years to come.
Norman and Sherry are the proud parents of four 4-H alumni and are currently enjoying the next generation of Veldhuizens in 4-H. Being a proud  4-H parent is a wonderful experience, but not nearly as enjoyable as being a proud 4-H GRANDparent!

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