Mable Yvonne Lorenz
Year Inducted: 2009
Mable Yvonne Lorenz of Beauregard Parish has been a 4-H leader for 48 years. She has held summer workshops for 4-H’ers at her home, teaching sewing, cooking and handicraft projects and helping youth work on their 4-H record books. She often gave 4-H'ers a ride to meetings throughout Beauregard Parish and assisted at meetings with whatever needed to be done. As a school bus driver for 15 years (1973-1988), Lorenz volunteered her time and fuel to transport 4-H’ers to the annual Beauregard Parish 4-H Achievement Day, where she also served as a judge for contests. For 30 years, she also transported hundreds of 4-H projects to the annual parish fair, helped prepare and sell hamburgers at the 4-H Junior Leader food booth or worked in other 4-H booths. She served as the leader for the Beauregard Parish Junior Leaders Club from 1978-85 and has hosted 4-H exchange students from South Carolina and Kansas. She continues to volunteer at 4-H events and is known for saying "Tell me when and where, and I'll be there to help."