Posted on August 23, 2021 at 10:47 AM by Emily Saveraid
Kathy Taylor has spent much of her life involved with the Clarke County 4-H. Kathy is an alumnus of the Fremont Feenix 4-H Club in Clarke County. During her 4-H career, she participated in projects such as fashion revue, sewing, cooking, and beef.
As an adult, Kathy became a 4-H leader of the Fremont Feenix 4-H Club from 1996 until 2015 to support her children (Beth, Allen, Ann, and Keri) in their 4-H experiences. During her time as a 4-H leader, Kathy encouraged club members to enter static exhibits at the fair. She often organized projects to be done as a club, such as tie-dye t-shirts, clothing projects, and sewing activities, that could later be entered in the Clarke County Fair. One noteworthy project was a quilt block piecing project that could be sewn by 4-H members. The blocks were later constructed into a large quilt that was auctioned off as a fundraiser to build a new fairgrounds facility for 4-H’ers.
In Clarke County, the Fair Board and county 4-H program are tightly linked. Kathy served for three years as a member of the Fair Board. During this time, Kathy worked on a project to move the fairgrounds to a new location with new facilities, an effort that greatly improved the experiences of 4-H’ers exhibiting at the fair. Thanks to her contribution, these exceptional facilities are often used at no cost by ISU Extension and Outreach of Clarke County for events outside of fair such as summer day camps and agriculture programs. For three years, Kathy volunteered countless hours in the scale house to help 4-H’ers with questions during the fair with a kind, supportive smile.
Thanks to Kathy for her support and numerous contributions to the Clarke County 4-H program for twenty years!