(06/04/2010)

Helen Morris, 48th annual Calhoun
County Wood Festival Parade Marshal

Courtesy of calhouncountywoodfestival.com

"All I know about life, I learned from children," said Helen Rampp Morris, 2010 Wood Festival parade marshal.

She was born in Bridgeport on Oct. 16, 1929, the daughter of George Joseph and Gertrude Hess Rampp. Her mother died when she was four, so her father raised two teenagers and two young children. She had a step-mother two years later. Helen's dad and her husband, Carl, were her two best friends. She came to Calhoun County in 1952 and she and Carl married on Dec. 12, 1954.

Helen was an educator in Calhoun schools, 1952-55 and 1974-83, and taught Vocational Home Economics, exchange classes with VoAg, the first male home ec. class, Singles Living, etiquette, Adult Ed. clothing construction and nutrition. Students achieved great success under her care and example. Helen had the first male FHA leadership award student in West Virginia and a first place winner in the State Make It With Wool contest.

Her devotion to young people was also evident in community programs that she helped organize. She was a pioneer of ideas and activities. ... continued...Helen Morris

The Grand Parade will be Saturday, June 5 at 11 a.m.

calhouncountywoodfestival.com


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