Posted on August 24, 2017 at 7:40 AM by Emily Saveraid
Larry and Sandy Seeman are the perfect 4-H volunteers. They are the first to volunteer to help, the first to offer donations if money needs to be raised and the first to call and offer assistance if tragedy strikes. Their willingness to help has positively impacted the Boone County 4-H program in multiple ways.
Larry and Sandy were both 4-H’ers growing up; Sandy in Wisconsin and Larry in Iowa. Larry grew up in Boone County and was an 8 year member of the Peoples Happy Helpers 4-H Club. They continued the family tradition with their daughter, Carley, who joined 4-H at an early age. As she began her 4-H career, Larry and Sandy were interested in being actively involved so they became leaders of her 4-H club, the Peoples Guys and Gals. As club leaders, Larry and Sandy did a tremendous job of preparing for meetings, conducting club service projects and helping members with their 4-H projects as needed.
Larry and Sandy took turns serving on the Boone County 4-H Youth Development Committee. Larry served for 8 years and Sandy served for 5 years. While serving on the Youth Development Committee, Sandy was passionate about teaching youth record keeping skills. She could be counted on to thoroughly review all records and provide constructive feedback to
4-H’ers. Sandy was especially interested in helping participants find alternative ways to keep records, outside of the traditional book format. Her efforts were greatly appreciated as 4-H’ers worked to improve their records each year. Larry served on the Livestock Sub-Committee and helped out with livestock related educational activities. His expertise was highly valued.
Larry and Sandy currently serve as members of the Boone County Sheep Committee. This committee organizes the Boone County Fair 4-H and FFA Sheep Show each year and seeks to provide educational programming for youth participants. Larry has been an active member of the sheep committee since 1998 and until recently Sandy, was an unofficial member. For almost 20 years, Larry and Sandy have helped out at every sheep weigh in, sheep show, and have even helped participants celebrate their hard work by providing root beer floats for the entire sheep barn.
Larry and Sandy Seeman are cherished assets within the Boone County 4-H program. Their humbleness in serving and willingness to volunteer will always be appreciated. We are proud to recognize them as exemplary caring adult role models, and thank them for their dedication to the youth of Boone County.