Posted on August 20, 2012 at 11:03 AM by Global Reach
Sharon Thill is the true definition of a 4-H volunteer. Her career in 4-H started when she joined the Merry Maidens 4-H Club in 1970. She held multiple leadership positions, took many exhibits to Iowa State Fair, volunteered her time for community service, served on the area 4-H council, and was always a leader for committees in her club.
In the early 1970’s Sharon and her twin sister Karen made and styled the new Iowa 4-H uniform. It was voted on and became the official Iowa 4-H uniform. While in college she worked for the fair board in Crawford County for three years. After graduating from college Sharon married Randy Thill and moved to Marion County. They live in Pleasantville where she also teaches high school business.
While her kids were growing up she became a twenty year volunteer leader. In 1999 Sharon became an organization leader for the Just-Us 4-H Club and is still the leader today. She puts many long hours in making sure club members get everything they can out of 4-H. She encourages members in the 4-H club to always do their best and to enjoy 4-H.
Sharon has a loving personality and is a devoted leader. She puts many long hours in helping with judging and the displaying of the static exhibits at the Marion County Fair. She helps set up, oversees the building during the days of the fair, and helps prepare the exhibits building for the next years at the Marion County Fair. Sharon has provided many hours of service to her community and to Marion County 4-H. It seems only fitting that Sharon is inducted into the 4-H Hall of Fame because she has touched so many lives around her.