Hall of Fame member Pam Larson from Winona has a long history with the Winona County Fair as a 4-H leader and volunteer. For 40 years she has been involved with the Pleasant Busy Bees 4-H Club and also the Winona County 4-H Federation.
“If you need volunteer help you can always count on Pam Larson,” say her nominator, Marcia Ward.
Larson and her husband Jim are what Pam describes as “retired dairy farmers”, and live on a farm near Winona that was purchased by Larson’s great-grandfather in 1878. The Larson family includes son Allen and daughters Stacey (Jeff) Ploetz and Shannon (Josh) Merchlewitz, and six grandchildren.
Aside from 4-H activities Larson is an active member of her church, St. Luke’s Lutheran in Pickwick, and is a once a week volunteer at the Good Steward re-sale store in La Crosse. Money raised at the store help students attending St. John’s School in Nodine and Luther High School in Onalaska, WI. Another past activity was volunteering at the Dakota Community School when it was in operation as a charter school and assisting staff and students in the library.
In her spare time, Larson says that she enjoys genealogy, sewing and photography.