Iowa 4-H Foundation

Posted on August 25, 2017 at 3:30 PM by Emily Saveraid

Linda Hennessy and Barbara SchaferThis being the 20th anniversary of Iowa Clover Kids, it is appropriate to honor the two ladies that started Clover Kids in Harrison County, Linda Hennessy and Barbara (Barbie) Schafer.  Linda started the club in Logan while Barbie served in Woodbine.  Harrison County hasn’t had Clover Kids for the 20 years it’s been in Iowa, but we did have our first graduating seniors from the first clubs in the county this year, 2017.  Both Linda and Barbie have since moved up to the big clubs but continue to check on their respective Clover Kids Clubs. 

Linda is the current leader of the Magnolia Hillbillies 4-H Club in Logan.  This is a very active club with over 60 members.  Linda, herself, was a member of the Logan Leaders 4-H Club, which is no longer in existence.  She was a member of the Harrison County 4-H Council.  Linda is full of energy and gets the club involved in such things as the fair board dinner, diaper drive, adopting a family at Christmas, and pop can drive, just to name a few. The families also get together to construct their yearly fair booth.

Linda is very active in the Logan Methodist Church and the Logan 150th Committee.  She still finds time to work full time and raise a family.  Linda and her husband Larry have two children – Ben and Clair who are also active 4-Hers.

Barbie is the current leader of the Hawkeye Ramblers 4-H Club in Woodbine.  This is a smaller club of about 40 members.  Growing up, she was a member of the Lucky Stars 4-H Club, and on county, area and state 4-H councils. Barbie also has a lot of energy and her club cares for a section of the White Floral Gardens in town and makes 20+ blankets for those in need for Christmas.  She is a chaperone for State 4-H Conference and our Region 17 Intermediate Trip. 

Barbie and her husband Tom have 3 children, all in 4-H, Cameryn, Conrad, and Cayden.  She is very involved in the Woodbine Methodist Church.  She does day care for 9 months of the year and runs the city pool and coaches swim team in the summer.

Harrison County is lucky to have these two outstanding ladies giving leadership to the 4-H program.  They keep everyone on their toes wondering what ideas they will try next.  4-H does bring people together and gives them a lifelong bond as Linda and Barbie met when they were young 4-Hers and were on Harrison County 4-H Council at the same time. 

Categories: 2017, Harrison

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