Iowa 4-H Foundation

Posted on August 21, 2023 at 1:45 PM by Emily Saveraid

MontgomeryGale and the late Ann Fisher grew up participating in 4-H. Gale was a member of the East Sunrisers 4-H Club and Ann was a member of the Peppy Farmerettes 4-H Club. They lived the values they learned from 4-H and instilled those values in their children, Jerry, Kim, Vonda, & Darrin. 

Ann was a leader of the Busy Boosters 4-H Club for many years. She conducted sewing and baking workshops. She wanted every girl to go home with a finished project. Kim and Vonda recall having to rip out several seams because they just weren’t good enough, but she never stepped in and finished for them. Ann was an avid baker and loved sharing her knowledge. She conducted workshops all over the county. Since her passing in 2016, her family gets together each November to bake her recipes and sell the goods at the Villisca Craft Show and then award the best pie baker of the Montgomery County Fair with a pie server. Her legacy continues. 

Gale started showing livestock in 1951. He remembers taking livestock to the baseball field to show. Gale has always supported the kids with their 4-H projects. He not only helped his kids but also his nephews, neighbors, grandkids, great-grandkids, and friends. He wants to see any youth that has the desire, to have a livestock project. He still raises lambs and participates in the Adams County Rural Development program that matches lambs with kids. 

Currently, the 4th generation of the Fisher family is showing and participating in 4-H. Congratulations on your induction to the 4-H Hall of Fame.

Categories: 2023, Montgomery

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