Pike County 4-H Volunteers
Inducted November 12, 2009
When the 4-H Horse Club and 4-H Horse program are mentioned in Pike County, two people’s names come to the forefront-Jack and Judy Davis. Both were instrumental in forming the Pike County 4-H Horse Club in 1976. Having two boys who dearly loved horses and anything to do with showing horses made their interest in this 4-H program a natural for the whole family.
They opened their home and farm and hosted the District 4-H Horse show for many years. While serving on the State 4-H Horse Show Planning Committee, Jack and Judy were the driving force in starting roping classes for the State 4-H Horse Show. They spent much time, energy, and financial resources to get this part of the state show on solid ground. Bob Whittenburg, retired 4-H livestock specialist, said that the Davises “provided stock for the roping classes, set up and arranged everything related to this part of the show, and did this long after their children were no longer involved. Jack and Judy were the keys to Alabama having a successful 4-H Horse Show, especially the roping classes.”
A Pike County native, Jack was in 4-H, showing cattle and working on several projects and activities. Judy is a Louisiana native from a military family and met Jack at Troy College.
Jack and Judy Davis have made a significant contribution to not only the Alabama 4-H Horse program but also to the lives of many Pike County and Alabama 4-H’ers.
Nominated by Tammy Powell