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Good Deeds: Volunteer ready to give back, help next generation

Tawnya Roenbaugh volunteers at the Ronald McDonald House in Midtown as well as helping people in agriculture. (Oct. 9, 2014)
Tawnya Roenbaugh volunteers at the Ronald McDonald House in Midtown as well as helping people in agriculture. (Oct. 9, 2014) The Wichita Eagle

Volunteer Tawnya Roenbaugh grew up on a farm near Haviland in western Kansas.

She is proud of that background and believes many people helped her to succeed.

Now Roenbaugh is ready to give back.

“One of the things I am most proud of is that in the past year I served as the youth beef superintendent at the Kansas State Fair,” said Roenbaugh, 27, who works at Cargill. “It really is a big role and represents the state of Kansas at the fair. It is about putting on a good production show and helping the exhibitors.”

She also served on the committee for the Walnut Creek Spring Cattle Show in El Dorado.

In her spare time, Roenbaugh is a Big Sister in the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization, cooks a monthly meal at the Ronald McDonald House and volunteers with Habitat for Humanity.

“From the agricultural standpoint, showing livestock and begin involved in agriculture made me the person I am today,” Roenbaugh said.

“People did a lot of things for me. … It is important to give back. I want to help the leaders of tomorrow.”

Reach Beccy Tanner at 316-268-6336 or btanner@wichitaeagle.com. Follow her on Twitter: @beccytanner.

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Good Deeds is a feature recognizing volunteers for their service to the community. Do you know someone doing Good Deeds? E-mail us at volunteers@wichitaeagle.com.

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