They spent a combination of 50 years dedicating themselves to bringing about positive change in the lives of kids.
For their long-term commitment to youth, Dessie Romine and Sheila Young are named the seventh ‘Cornerstone of our Community.’
It’s the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation's 50th anniversary year.
The foundation received a $10,000 gift from superior Toyota, making it possible for them to choose ten individuals or groups to be recognized as cornerstones.
Young says 4-H is really an experience for kids.
It teaches them to do a variety of projects and they learn from beginning to end.
“We were really surprised, but Dessie and I both are two people who love to work with the 4-H program and everything,” Young says. “It's really a big honor, for both of us.”
Once Young went from a member to a leader, she organized two 4-H clubs in Vienna.
She started a 4-H club in Belleville, when she moved to the city where she was raised.