and Jolly Families
Clover Dale Farm
The first $10,000 pledge to the Louisa Interpretive Center
was made by the Jolly and Vance families owners and operators of
Cloverdale Farm in Morning Sun Iowa. Their donation continues
the family's tradition of actively and financially supporting
projects in Louisa County especially those related to education,
conservation and history.
Pictured are Gwen and Frank Jolly of Arcata, California
and Michael and Kathy Vance of Morning Sun at the entrance to
their sesquicentennial farm.
A.J. & Dorothy Boysen Trust
In the Langwood Spirit AJ and Dorothy Boysen of Wapello were
the second donors to contribute $10,000 to the Louisa
Interpretive Center project. The donation comes from the Boysen
Trusts representing AJ and Dorothy as well as their children
Robert and Karen. The Boysens made their donation as an
extension of the work they did nearly 40 years ago to establish
Camp Langwood east of Grandview (now Langwood Education Center).
The development of the adjacent property will create an
environmental education center that builds on the original
spirit of the 4H camp. "The Boysen's donation is a great step
forward! It helps us all think about how we can make a lasting
legacy of environmental and conservation education." commented
Steve Johnson, fundraising co-chair.
Photo taken at Langwood October 22, 2004
Bryon & Mollie Hafner Family Memorial Donation
Education and good land stewardship were very important to
Bryon and Mollie. They raised their family of two boys and
five girls on farm located in northeast Louisa County. They
enjoyed the many benefits of rural living taking time to notice
the many wildflowers and bird nearby. Planting hundreds of
trees and maintaining a 40 acre timber showed their commitment
to the land. They were one of the first to utilize
concrete structures to hold storm water. The family -
Gene, Jim, Joyce, Gae Ellen, Marianna, Marjorie and Gloria - is
proud to be able to make a $10,000 contribution to the Louisa
Interpretive Center project.
Board Members Join Together for a Big Donation The Board of
Directors of Tri-Rivers Conservation Foundation together pledged
$10,000 to the Louisa Interpretive Center at Langwood.
Tri-Rivers board members are Al Bohling, Steve Johnson, Don
Kline, Karen Minnis, Jim Rudisill, Jay Schweitzer, Kathy Vance,
and Dan Vogeler. Julie Ohde, Bill Ohde, and Tom Cox serve as ex
officio members; Mallory Smith is the organization’s executive
director. This is the third $10,000 contribution to the project.
Pictured are Tri-Rivers Conservation Foundation Directors
(back row) Karen Minnis, Al Bohling, Jay Schweitzer, Mallory
Smith, Jim Rudisill, Don Kline and (front row) Kathy Vance with
Bambi Boysen, Louisa Interpretive Center fund raising committee