Posted on August 19, 2019 at 1:29 PM by Global Reach
Mary Black and husband, Jim, live on a farm near Onawa, Iowa. They have been married 35 years and were blessed with 3 children. Laura, Christine and Alex, are all grown up now, were active in 4-H throughout their school years.
Mary was a 4-Her for 9 years while growing up in Clinton County. She participated in food and nutrition, clothing and home improvement projects and for a couple of years she also had cattle.
Mary retired in 2018 from 36 years in education, with the past 12 years holding the position of Principal in West Monona School in Onawa, Iowa.
She started volunteering with 4-H opportunities as a superintendent
for pies in 1988 and was a 4-H leader from 2000-2012 for a club called Franklin Chiefs 4-H Club and now the Franklin Go-Getters 4-H Club in Monona County.
She received the Leader of the Year Award in 2008 and was recognized for 30 years of service to the Monona County 4-H program in 2018. Mary is semi- retired and serves on the Burgess Health Center Board, PEO, and West Monona Foundation.
Mary Black has been a great supporter of 4-H over the years.