Posted on August 30, 2011 at 2:13 PM by Global Reach
Dean Eilts began his volunteer career for Cass County years ago and 2010 marked his 55th fair, with plans to continue for years to come.
His wife Virginia helped clerk the Cass County Fair Sale in 1973; then took over as sale clerk in 1974. She retired 30 years later after the 2004 sale.
The couple had fun watching 4-H kids grow and mature over the years…most of them they only saw once a year at the county fair, so enjoyed seeing how some kids shot up in height from year to year. Then as the years passed, they watched THEIR kids coming to the fair and bringing their livestock exhibits through the fair sale. In fact, Dean has sold livestock for three generations during his 55 years on the fair sale auction block.
Dean served as a 4-H leader when their 2 sons were in 4-H. They always had calves for the fair and on weigh-in morning, the family had to get up bright & early so they could be FIRST in line to weigh in! Getting the calves ready to show was a family affair, too.