Seventh Cornerstone

By: Jillian Risberg Email
By: Jillian Risberg Email

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.

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