Calhoun County 4-H Volunteer
and 4-H Alumna
Inducted March 19, 2013
When you mention 4-H, Marti Warren’s face lights up and she says, “Let me tell you about my trip to National 4-H Congress… ” A Tennessee 4-H alumna, she rode the train to Chicago to compete in the national dairy food competition. For her dairy demonstration, she used cottage cheese with four rings of bell pepper that represented the 4-H four-leaf clover. She also competed in dressmaking and decorating in which she decorated her bedroom using curtains and a bedspread. Warren credits 4-H with helping her become the person she is today.
For the past 30 years, Warren has judged 4-H contests and assisted the Calhoun County 4-H program. She serves on the team to interview regional council members who want to be on the State 4-H Council, and she has many helpful tips to share with 4-H’ers. After the contest or the council interviews, she will take time to visit with the participants to give feedback and encouragement. She spent hours preparing and taping music when song leaders needed music to use during 4-H club meetings.
Warren has been recognized by many local, county, and state organizations. She was first runner-up in Ms. Senior Alabama of America in 1997. She was given the Outstanding Individual of the Year Award by Alabama’s governor for her work with people with disabilities. The East Alabama Cerebral Palsy Center gave her the Life Achievement Award.
Marti Warren enjoys interacting with children and encouraging them to reach for the stars. Regional Extension Agent Ruth Sarro says, “Marti is the kind of person you want every 4-H’ er to grow up to be – patriotic, generous, kind, and always willing to help.”
Nominated by Ruth Sarro, Regional Extension Agent