Iowa 4-H Foundation

Posted on August 17, 2014 at 10:34 PM by Global Reach

The Ida County nomination for the 4-H Hall of Fame is Dale and Sandy Ullrich of Arthur. Dale and Sandy have supported the county 4-H program and the county fair in numerous ways. Dale and Sandy served as leaders for the Blaine Clovers for many years. Their group planted many trees as fund raisers and then went on camping trips to various parks.

Dale served as the communications superintendent for several years. Knowing the life-long importance of this project area, Dale encouraged the fair board to raise the premiums for these events. Dale’s commitment to this program allowed the communications entries to soar making communications day nearly an all-day event.

Dale, following in his father’s footsteps, served many years on the Ida County Fair Board. He served more than one term as president. Sandy joined Dale on the fair board and served several years as treasurer. Though both are officially retired from the board, both can still be found assisting at the fair. Dale’s voice is often heard over the sound system as he announces many events; the tractor pull, the demo derby, and at least once emceed the queen contest. Dale’s sense of humor fills any break in the action with a joke or a story. Dale can also be found around the hog mud wrestling pit as he helps with that always popular event.

Dale and Sandy lost the majority of their farm place on April 9, 2011 to a tornado. The community then repaid the active couple by assisting with the clean-up process including the walking of area fields to pick up debris.

Dale and Sandy have two sons who were active in 4-H, Jerry and Jason. Jerry served on the fair board. He, too, served a term as president. Dale and Sandy also have two grandchildren, Blake and Jaydrien who have been active in the Ida County 4-H program. 

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