Iowa 4-H Foundation

Posted on August 19, 2011 at 11:53 AM by Global Reach

2011 Warren CountyIf you have ever visited the 4-H Exhibit Building at the Iowa State Fair in the evenings then you have probably been greeted by Wanda Hunter of Warren County. She has been a wonderful volunteer who served as one of the evening building hosts for over 45 years. 

As well as volunteering during the evenings, you might have also meet Wanda during the three days prior to the fair usually knows as prep/judging days. She has been the Superintendent for the Food and Nutrition Department for the Iowa State Fair for over 25 years and assisted in that department prior to that for many, many years. 
Growing up in the 4-H program in Polk County, Wanda knows the benefits that 4-H offers to our youth. Her three children, Cindy Moorman, Carrie Mumm and Craig Hunter all were 4-Hers in Warren County and she was their club leader for the Carlisle Wildcats club for 18 years. 
When the Warren County 4-H Council needed an advisor, she again stepped up to the plate to make sure the 4-Hers were able to participate. She served in this volunteer position for 5 years.
Wanda is currently watching her grandchildren benefit from being in the 4-H program. Just last month she stepped into help her granddaughters Carlisle Clover Kids meeting. She has taught her amazing pie making skills to her grandchildren and has been a beaming grandparent when it’s been chosen to advance on to the State Fair. 
For 35 years she helped at the Warren County Fair during the judging day and other times. She is always that smiling face at the 4-H bake sale. Wanda served on the Warren County Youth Committee for 10 years. She received the State 4-H Alumni Award at the State 4-H Conference in 1994.
Beside being an active volunteer for 4-H, she gives talks to the school children on American Indian Artifacts (27 years), chairs the Carlisle 4th of July committee (6 years), Kids Hope Mentor (6 years), Youth Fellowship Leader (12 years) and is an active member of Carlisle Methodist Church. 
As you think of the 4-H motto, To Make The Best Better, Wanda is the volunteer behind 4-Hers making sure they have the opportunity to become the best that they can be. 

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