Posted on August 8, 2012 at 12:56 PM by Global Reach
Denise Freeseman was a longtime member of the Blackhawk Blackhawks 4-H Club taking a variety of exhibits to the county fair in food & nutrition, home improvement and clothing. She was also an active youth member of the 4-H Youth Committee.
Denise and her husband Dave have three children, Melissa, Jason and Ashley. Her children were involved in 4-H at the county and state level participating and volunteering in state 4-H events. They were involved in communications, fashion show, beef and completed many con-livestock projects. Denise was very supportive of her children’s participation in 4-H and continues to encourage youth to participate in a variety of events.
Denise was a leader of the Grundy County Buck Grove Buckaneers club for eleven years. During her time as a 4-H leader she had a very large, active and enthusiastic group of girls. Denise organized the community service projects and opportunities for the club members to learn about the variety of 4-H project areas. She helped her members prepare for fair and work on record keeping. She did her best to help the club members succeed
After retiring as a club leader she continued to serve as an active member of the Grundy County Youth Committee and helped plan and organize the annual 4-H Omelet Breakfast. She has helped judge record books at the county level and also volunteered to help with state awards. Denise spends part of her summer judging at various fairs around the state. She enjoys the opportunity to visit with youth about their exhibit goals and what they have learned in their project areas.
Not only is Denise a very active with the 4-H program, she has also served as a deacon and member of the Christian education committee in her church. Denise Freeseman continues to be an encouragement to young people and is remembered by the alumni and youth who were a part of her club or the 4-H Youth Committee as a strong supporter of the Grundy County 4-H program. She looks forward to watching her grandchildren grow up in the family 4-H tradition she started many years ago.