Tonganoxie Community Historical Society publishes a quarterly newsletter to update members of on-going business of the historical society and any upcoming events. There is always a feature on local history.
Excerpt from 2nd QUARTER NEWSLETTER June 2018
Lloyd and Jean Pearson receive an award from the Leavenworth County 4-H Foundation Annual Meeting April 28, 2018
In 1973 Jean and Lloyd Pearson moved to Leavenworth County. Jean was a member of the Busy Workers 4-H Club in Morris Co. A highlight of her 4-H career was attending 4-H Roundup (now Discovery Days at K-State) Their 4 children have all been involved in 4-H. Jim, Rhonda, and Dalene all joined the Reno Bobwhites shortly after they moved here. Mike, the youngest sibling belonged the the Happy Helpers from Tonganoxie. The 4-H years were very busy years.
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They now are actively involved the the Good Shepard Thrift Shop. Jean serves on the board there. Both are also active in the Tonganoxie Historical Society. Jean helps out in various ways, but in the last several years she has actively worked with people wanting a barn quilt. She brought the barn quilt project to Leavenworth Co. and established the Glacial Hills Barn Quilt Trail. Many of the barn quilts seen in the Tonganoxie area are most likely from her barn quilt classes at the Tonganoxie Historical Society. Lloyd is a weekly worker at the historical society and his knowledge of how things work is considered a tremendous asset.
Congratulations to Jean and Lloyd Pearson. The 4-H clubs, the Tonganoxie Historical Society, the Good Shepard Thrift Shop, and the community very definitely appreciates you both!
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