Posted on August 23, 2020 at 12:00 PM by Global Reach
Webster County is proud to recognize Lonne and Karen Anderson for their many years of outstanding support and dedication to the Webster County 4-H program. They both carry on a strong family tradition of 4-H. Lonne was in the Clay Champions’ 4-H club as a youth. His dad was on the fair board, and Lonne later followed in his father’s footsteps by joining the fair board for nine years, eight of those years as president. Lonne dedicated endless hours to build the first tractor pulling track and racetrack at the fairgrounds. His goal has always been to maintain a place for the kids to be able to show their projects each year. He is always willing to help with any job needed to be done throughout the year at the fairgrounds.
Karen was a 4-H member of the Lehigh Leprechauns in Webster County. She was on the Webster County Youth Committee for several years. She helped with county interviews and record book judging and continues to help with these tasks yet today. She loves listening to the ideas 4-H members have and watching them become successful. Karen was on the Fair Board for three years and served two of those years as the vice president. Her goal was to try adding more open shows and other events to the fair to build it back up. She worked on a lot of the marketing for the fair board and still does that today. Now she is on the fair planning committee and focuses on marketing and open ahows. It makes Lonne and Karen happy when their kids and grandkids come home for any fair event, and they just pitch in and help without being asked. Lonne and Karen’s three children were in 4-H as well as three of their grandkids. Through 4-H, their kids and grandkids know the importance of volunteering for good causes. The dedication that Lonne and Karen have shown throughout their many years of involvement with the Webster County Fair Board and 4-H illustrates repeatedly how they care and support community organizations. Webster County 4-H thanks Lonne and Karen for their years of dedication and support to 4-H.