Posted on August 18, 2014 at 8:34 AM by Global Reach
Cindy Schlapia and Cheryl Whittington have devoted over 25 years enhancing the lives of 4-H members in Ringgold County. The educational experiences, positive role modeling, youth led activities, community service, and hands on in the community and fair will forever impact the young people in all they do and in their areas of success.
The variety of activities the club has undertaken have made a positive difference in the communities of Diagonal and Mt. Ayr. A terrific “garden” has been developed at the fairgrounds serving as a gathering place for the club members and others who need to meet up with parents or their club. It is permanent and yearly it expands and gets better. Many of the projects in Diagonal have had a lasting impact and certainly cause the adults to respect and admire the youth.
Cindy and Cheryl always have time for the club members and their needs. By allowing them to practice leadership skills, many have served in a variety of capacities to serve their club, community, and country following in their club leaders’ shoes. Some are 4H leaders at the present time or serving their community in a variety of other capacities.