4-H mourns loss of longtime leader Sue Schrage

Sue Schrage was inducted into the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame. (Submitted photo)

Butler County 4-H is mourning the loss of longtime leader and community volunteer Sue Schrage. Sue passed away last week after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer.

     She took over the reins of the Butler County Young Riders club over 15 years ago and watched the club grow in size from four members to 40 members, at one time.

     Although, Sue would claim she was not a “horse person” herself, her daughter Andrea’s passion for horses was enough for both of them. Sue said she was always learning right alongside the kids. She helped spearhead the remodeling of the fairground’s horse barn, enabling the members to keep horses at the fair and also helped in the building of an announcer’s stand for the club’s horse shows.

     Sue would organize the club’s horse clinics, numerous open and fun shows, and annual ride with Pony Express. If the kids had an idea, she was sure to try and make it happen.

 

Read more in the April 11 edition of the TRIBUNE.

 

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