Posted on August 24, 2015 at 9:13 AM by Global Reach
Over the years, David and Cherie Roquet have greatly impacted countless youth and families through the Greene County 4-H program. This influence was especially significant during the 15 years Cherie served as 4-H Youth Coordinator and David was an active member of the fair board.
Cherie grew up in Knoxville in Marion County and was an active 4-Her for a short time. Her favorite project areas were food & nutrition and sewing. Cherie attended Graceland College in Lamoni for Education & Psychology.
Fremont in Mahaska County is David’s hometown. During school, he was very active in sports such as basketball and cross country. After high school, David attended Northeast Missouri State Teachers College in Kirksville and graduated with a major in math and a minor in industrial arts.
After college, both Cherie and David found themselves moving to Knoxville, where Cherie focused on raising their four children. Cherie volunteered with Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, Camp Fire Girls, and their church with the Sunday school program and bible school director. Cherie also volunteered at the local elementary school, helping with the reading program. Meanwhile, David taught math for seven years and returned to college at Drake University for further education in guidance counseling. He then served as a guidance counselor in Knoxville and at Corwith-Wesley-LuVerne schools for a brief time. David and Cherie also lived in the Fort Dodge area, where Cherie served as the Girl Scout Leader trainer and David began working in manufacturing and accounting.
In 1987, the couple moved to Jefferson and worked together as owners of an appliance and hardware store. Before his retirement, David was an accountant at McAtee Tire in Jefferson. After the store closed in 1987, Cherie became the Greene County 4-H Youth Coordinator, a position she held until 2002. Over these 15 years, Cherie spent countless hours supporting and nurturing the growth and development of youth in Greene County and touched the lives of many families. While Cherie worked with the 4-H program, David served as the 4-H liaison on the Greene County Fair Board. He enjoyed every minute helping the kids during the county fair. Cherie is now retired, but she still finds herself busy as one of the Greene County Open Class Superintendents and volunteering her time preparing the open class event at the fair. She has stayed involved in the 4-H community judging numerous county fairs.
David and Cherie enjoyed their time working with the 4-H program and remain passionate about watching the community’s children grow through these experiences. They continue to play an active role in the Greene County Fair and cherish the memories of working with and supporting Greene County youth.