Mary Lou Kurtz honored by 4-H
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Mary Lou Kurtz was recognized as a 45 year 4-H volunteer at the Cape Girardeau county 4-H Recognition Banquet held Nov. 3, 2018, at the University of Missouri Extension Office. Mary Lou shared many memories as her time as a 4-H volunteer. She was also a 4-H member during her youth in Ste. Genevieve County. The highlights include:
· Serving as a chaperone for 10 years for the Junior Leaders to Columbia, Missouri, for 4-H Congress;
· Playing the piano for the Veterans on Veterans Day at their home and sending Christmas cards as part of the Troop Campaign.
· Working at the 4-H stand AND greeting people at the 4-H Building during the SEMO District Fair each year.
· Serving as a community leader, Assistant Leader, Activity leader and keeping all those reports
· Being in charge of the club’s local April Achievement night. Judging public speaking, grooming, demonstrations, dress revue, and national report forms.
· Working on county committees - member training, promotion, recognition Banquet, camp and fair stand.
· For 30 years, working with Dortha Strack and then later at Clover Kid Camp with little ones. We did puzzles, bingo, reading books, and coloring sheets
· Working side by side with Dortha in the Young Americans 4-H club was an honor for me.
· Honors include receiving the Outstanding 4-H Leader Award and being inducted into the Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame.