GOSHEN COUNTY – “I can’t remember life without 4-H.” That’s a direct quote from a Goshen County woman who’s devoted 55 years to local youth clubs and the annual fair.
Donna Peterson was born and raised in Lusk. She spent 11 years involved with 4-H in Niobrara County, eventually moving to this area in 1959.
“My husband was from Prairie Center,” Peterson said. “We moved down here to the farm, had a new baby and some involvement at home, but in 1962, I got back into 4-H by becoming a 4-H leader – this is my 55th year (in Goshen County).”
Peterson was recruited as Goshen County 4-H leader largely due to her experience with leathercraft, although she also participated in sewing, gardening, sheep showing and home beautification during her time as a 4-H member.