Posted on August 17, 2014 at 10:24 PM by Global Reach
Marilyn was a member of the Rutland Lucky Stars of Humboldt County for 8 years and later became a leader of that club for 9 years.
By being a member of 4-H, Marilyn made new friends, gained skills in homemaking, and became a good citizen. She was able to pass this information onto her own club and future generations of 4-Hers as a leader.
Marilyn was named Style Revue Queen at the Humboldt County Fair in 1944, wearing the lace-trimmed white-dotted Swiss dress she constructed. In 1947, her long-time record book won a trip for her to the National 4-H Club Congress in Chicago. The following year Marilyn was selected as one of four Iowa delegates to the National 4-H Camp in Washington, D.C.
For the 2013 Humboldt County Fair, Marilyn supplied historical
4-H records, literature, and girls’ uniforms for a special exhibit.
Marilyn has encouraged and supported the 4-H program not only in Humboldt County but other places through the seven decades of her life. Her volunteer years as a 4-H leader helped scores of young women learn the basics of homemaking, leadership and citizenship.
Her member years brought outstanding personal achievement and service as well as significant historical 4-H recognition to Humboldt County.