Larry and Karla Pals live in Belmond and have been dedicated to the 4-H program for many years.
Karla grew up being an active member of the Bath Belles 4-H Club, taking many exhibits to the fair. Some of her memorable projects were the blue corduroy suit she made that had wooden buttons and the presentation “just a shade better” she did with her 4-H buddy on how to match hosiery to an outfit.
Karla followed in her mother’s footsteps by not only being an active 4-H mom but also becoming a 4-H leader. She has been the leader of the Iowa Hawkeyes 4-H club since 2001. Karla is an actively involved leader providing the club members with great learning opportunities.
Larry was not involved in 4-H growing up, but became involved with the 4-H program when their three kids, Kristopher, Sara, and Dustin started participating. He helped them with all their livestock projects which included cattle, sheep, turkeys, and ducks. Along with being a busy 4-H parent, Larry has been an active member of the Wright county fair board since 2002.
Larry and Karla have seen firsthand the importance 4-H plays in the lives of the young people involved. This is why they continue to volunteer their time in Wright County as a leader and fair board member. They look at their involvement with the 4-H program not as something they have to do, rather something they “get to do”.