Posted on August 8, 2013 at 11:48 AM by Global Reach
Steve and Sharon Luellen have been involved with Dallas County
4-H for most of their lives. Both joined 4-H in 1959 and their passion for 4-H continued into adulthood.
Steve assumed leadership of the Beaver Jr. Farmers club during the years their two daughters were in 4-H, and he served on the Dallas County Extension Council and Youth Committee.
Sharon worked the 4-H horse show for several years and still announces the livestock shows at the Dallas County Fair. One year even though she was sick right before the fair she sent a message to the office saying that she would be there or have someone else to fill in. This is truly dedication to the 4H program. She also helps her son-in-law and daughter with the livestock auction at the end of the fair.
The couple has provided livestock and mentoring for their children, neighbor kids, nieces and nephews, and now their grandchildren as they enjoy the 4-H experience. Both of their daughters have been, or are currently leaders of 4-H clubs and Clover Kids groups.
Some of Steve’s fondest 4-H memories include showing Reserve Grand Champion Market Gilt at the Iowa State Fair, being elected County 4-H President, and winning the greased pig contest at the Dallas County Fair.
Both Steve and Sharon are grateful for their 4-H experiences and for the life-long friends they have made along the way.