Iowa 4-H Foundation

Posted on August 30, 2018 at 6:16 PM by Global Reach

Webster County is proud to induct JoAnn Lennon into the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame. JoAnn Lennon

Although JoAnn was never in 4-H growing up, she married into a strong 4-H family who encouraged her to enroll her own children in 4-H. When her children started 4-H, she did whatever was needed to help out and decided to become a leader of the Washington Winners 4-H Club in 2008. She also supports the project leaders of the poultry and rabbit group. 

Many of her favorite memories involve the moments when each of her five children worked hard on a project and were very pleased at the final outcome. Sometimes they were selected for state fair for their work while other times they had to be satisfied with their own conviction that they had done it the best they could.

JoAnn’s best personal experience was being able to chaperone the Citizenship Washington Focus trip to Washington D.C. in 2010. She loved watching the kids gain a new respect for our history. Additionally, what JoAnn enjoys most about being part of 4-H is watching the young, hesitant members turn into the confident, leaders of the group.

Club members describe JoAnn as a “very caring, kind, and patient adult. She is a great leader of character. JoAnn provides guidance to anyone and everyone who needs it. JoAnn has characteristics that draw people to her and she is definitely a worthy recipient of this recognition.”

Her daughters have followed JoAnn’s example by leading the Webster County Pet Project, serving as a Youth Committee member, and helping throughout the year with numerous events including the fair.

Webster County would like to thank JoAnn for her dedication, guidance, and selflessness to our youth and the 4-H program. Congratulations, JoAnn!

Categories: 2018, Webster

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