Christie Vilsack and Lions International group visit Camp Courageous


(L-R) Connie Inman, Christie Vilsack, Judy Hankom, Ron Hankom, and Jerry Inman.

 It was a treat to have Iowa’s Former First Lady, Christie Vilsack, visit Camp Courageous, along with Lions International Director, Judy Hankom of Hampton, IA and her husband Ron, and past Lions District Governors Connie & Jerry Inman. Campers made the sign on the fire place mantle, welcoming Christie to camp.

The group had a tour of camp asking many great questions and had the opportunity to interact with campers and had dinner with them. Christie is Senior Adviser at the U.S. Agency for International Development in Washington DC. Christie is a former teacher, and is the spouse of U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, who served as Iowa Governor 1999 to 2007.

All these individuals have very busy schedules, and we are grateful they stopped by to learn more about Camp Courageous.