Randolph County 4-H Volunteer
Inducted November 12, 2009
Natasha Kimble Marable of Randolph County is a truly outstanding 4-H volunteer. She serves the young people of Alabama with energy, enthusiasm, and a high degree of optimism and personal responsibility.
Marable began her 4-H life as a club member in Randolph County when she was 9. As a young person, she sought out every opportunity that 4-H had to offer through the county, district, and state activities and by taking on leadership roles and increasing responsibilities as she grew and learned.
As an adult, Marable has continued her commitment to 4-H and to the young people of Randolph County. The mother of four, she believes it is important to make sure that Randolph County youth have the same 4-H opportunities that she had – and she has backed up her belief with hours of hard work.
Marable was one of Randolph County’s first certified overnight chaperons, and she helped organize and start the Handley Middle School Afterschool 4-H Club that has reached more than 500 youth in the past 5 years. As a member of the Randolph County advisory board, Marable was instrumental in developing the Randolph County Forest in The Classroom/Classroom in the Forest and Reality Check programs for 5th graders and Teen 4-H’ers. These two programs have been expanded to all schools in Randolph County, now reaching more than 700 youth each year.
Marable has made a wonderful contribution through the annual Alabama 4-H Midwinter Retreat. For 7 years, she has been a chaperone, and she has been crowned the 4-H Dancing Queen, leading young people through the intricacies of several dance moves and helping shy kids break out of their shells.
Marable connects with youth and has come to be a mentor and a much-loved role model.
Nominated by Christine Hardin and Randolph County 4-H