Mary Stevenson to Be Inducted into Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame

Mary Stevenson to Be Inducted into Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame
Mary Stevenson of Clinton County will be inducted into the 2020 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame during a virtual ceremony on Sunday, August 23. Eighty-six Iowa counties are participating this year and have selected 117 inductees for their outstanding service and dedication to 4-H.
Two ceremonies will be streamed online to recognize this year’s honorees. Stevenson will be recognized during the 1:30 p.m. event. The Clinton County Extension Office will be hosting a watch party for anyone who’d like to attend. Stop by 400 E 11th St in DeWitt at 1 pm to watch and celebrate. Please note, state guidelines will be followed. Want to watch from home? visit the day of the ceremony to locate the online event.
Stevenson is a life-long supporter of Clinton County 4-H and the Clinton County Club Show. In her days as a club leader, youth committee member and founder of the county endowment, Stevenson has always kept Clinton County 4-H members top-of-mind. Currently Stevenson serves as the Fair Board Secretary and Fair Manager.
“Mary supports 4-H’ers year after year. We are so excited to induct Mary into the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame for Clinton County,” said Amanda Rau, county youth coordinator, Clinton County Extension and Outreach. “As a new staff member, Mary familiarized me with Clinton County’s program and answered so many of my questions.”
Counties select inductees for their exceptional work in contributing to the lives of 4-H members and the overall 4-H program. Many inductees served as club leaders, youth mentors, fair superintendents or fair board members, Iowa State University Extension county council members, county youth council members, fair judges, financial supporters, chaperones or ISU Extension staff members. The inductees have demonstrated dedication, encouragement, commitment and guidance to Iowa’s 4-H’ers through the years.
“Iowa 4-H volunteers and staff greatly impact our youth and this is one way we can recognize them for their remarkable service and commitment,” said Tillie Good, program manager, Iowa 4-H Youth Development.   
The Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame was initiated in 2002 to help commemorate the 100th anniversary of 4-H. Information about previous inductees to the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame also is available on the Iowa 4-H Foundation website, organized by year and by county. Go to select “Recognition.”
Amanda Rau, County Youth Coordinator, 563-659-5125,
Tillie Good, 4-H Youth Development, 515-294-1557,

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