Posted on August 24, 2015 at 4:22 PM by Global Reach
Ron and Cindy Donohue's involvement in 4-H can be traced back to when they were both children. Ron vividly remembers showing the reserved grand champion steer at the Johnson County 4-H fair while Cindy entered exhibits and demonstrations at the Hamilton County Fair.
Ron and Cindy passed on the 4-H tradition to their 3 children: Christy, Emily and Steven. They made sure to build their children’s Heads, Hearts, Health and Hands with horses, chickens, dogs, rabbits, photography, woodworking, baking, presentations and other activities.
Cindy served for many years as the leader of the Polk XL 4-H Club while Ron served on the Wapello County Extension Board.
Ron and Cindy shared their commitment to the organization with time spent helping each child get ready for the upcoming fair. They also dedicated hours and hours of volunteer time to the Wapello County Expo. For many years Cindy and Ron could be found setting up tents, gates and Expo booths, and assisting with Expo events.
Although their children have graduated from the program, they still enjoy visiting the fair each year to catch up with old friends and see the many 4-H exhibits. They have seen first-hand the wonderful benefits of the 4-H program and have been unwavering in their support to see that future generations have the same opportunity.