Posted on April 21, 2011 at 2:01 PM by Global Reach
Sandy Erickson has been instrumental to the Decatur County 4-H program for nearly 40 years. Until recently, Sandy assumed many of the program management functions, including providing volunteer resources and managing the 4-H Blue Ribbon enrollment and recordkeeping process.
The Extension Office is also the Fair Board’s business and management office. Therefore, besides handling most of the County Fair entry and clerical work, including the fair book and show order printing and running the county fair database, Sandy manages year-round scheduling and rental of the fairgrounds facilities.
Additionally, with low funding resources, volunteer support is critical and Sandy serves the needs of these volunteers in a very helpful and knowledgeable fashion. For several years, she was both a 4-H parent and volunteer leader. She uses her experience to empathize with volunteers’ busy lives and schedules and gives extra effort to get necessary information to and from them.
Her depth of knowledge of our communities and people within the county are invaluable to all staff and volunteers in program planning and recruitment in Decatur County.