Posted on August 23, 2021 at 10:44 AM by Emily Saveraid
Cherokee County has been exceptionally blessed with great 4-H leaders and this year’s Hall of Fame honoree is no exception. Janet Sullivan lives everyday putting others ahead of herself. She shows this in every aspect of her life.
She started her ability to lead and get things done at a young age. Janet was a nine-year member of 4-H and loved livestock, especially those little piggies. She has always had her record book completed to perfection and happily passed that skill on to her children and grandchildren.
Janet has 4-H in her heart, starting the Stockman’s Club in Cherokee County. However, livestock did not always win out. Baking and sewing were a big part of 4-H and to this day people flock to the Pork Producers stand to have a slice of heavenly pie Janet has furnished. Do not forget her love of horses, as well, since they too were a favorite project.
Janet continues her love of 4-H through her countless hours of volunteering with the county Pork Producers, school farm tours, AgSafety Day, and now her grandchildren’s fair projects that simply cannot get done with mom and dad, but need Grandma’s charm to get the job done.
Janet works at a local care facility where she serves breakfast to the residents every day where they get that caring touch and smile from Janet to start their day the right way. Her heart oozes with warmth.
Church and her faith have always been a priority. She serves on the Christian Education Committee for youth, has taught Bible school, and Elder, and yes, helped with those church dinners!
Janet is an ambassador for good will and spreading the good news about pork. You will see her at the state fair buzzing around the Pork Tent, going to other states to promote pork, and now helping her grandchildren with their newfound interest in goats. Janet is a “Never a Say No” person. Cherokee County 4-H is truly honored to nominate this year’s inductee to the 4-H Hall of Fame - Janet Sullivan.