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Retirement reception to be held for Florine Swanson


AMES, Iowa -- A public retirement reception will be held on Saturday, June 11, in honor of Florine Swanson, executive director of the Iowa 4-H Foundation.


The reception is scheduled for 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Iowa 4-H Center, 1991 Peach Ave., Madrid. The program, beginning at 3:30 p.m., will be followed by a barbecue.  Families are encouraged to join the celebration and tour the 4-H Center or the Iowa Arboretum.


Those who would like to attend the barbecue must R.S.V.P. to rnorth@iastate.edu or call (515) 294-1537 by June 3.


Letters, stories, photos and other memories are being collected for a memory book.  Mementos may be sent to the Iowa 4-H Foundation, Extension 4-H Youth Building, ISU, Ames, Iowa, 50011.


In lieu of gifts, contributions may be made to the Iowa 4-H Congress Endowment to help more youth attend the National 4-H Congress, a youth leadership development conference.


The Iowa 4-H Foundation, a non-profit organization, provides funding opportunities for Iowa's youth.  Swanson served as the executive director of the Iowa 4-H Foundation for 18 years.



Contacts :

Carol Ouverson, Continuing Education and Communication Services, (515) 294-9640, couverso@iastate.edu

Roberta North, Youth and 4-H, (515) 294-1537, rnorth@iastate.edu