Iowa 4-H Foundation

Posted on August 26, 2016 at 8:32 AM by Emily Saveraid

Dale and Jackie JassSome may call them non-traditional 4-H members; they have been helping and supporting the program for nearly 25 years. From being superintendents for poultry, to helping with their three boys’ 4-H projects, to Jackie managing the 4-H food stand, & Dale being the president of the Hardin County Fairgrounds, they have put in countless hours and days for many years. Dale and Jackie are consistently there to help and do whatever needs to be done.

They have been involved in 4-H since their oldest boy was in 4th grade in 1993 until the last boy graduated in 2009. The boys have shown: sheep, pigs, cattle, chickens, ducks, and rabbits, along with restoring projects like lawn mowers. During this time they covered the responsibilities in the poultry barn along with taking care of all the tasks of being superintendents.

Jackie managed the 4-H food stand for seven years. She did a great job working with families and helping the food stand run efficiently and be profitable. This helps 4-Hers receive scholarships for trips, camps, and workshops.  She has also been in charge of the concession stand for all the grandstand events.

Dale started on the fair board as well as serving as president. Dale has done a lot to improve the fairground’s appearance. Some of the improvements include: putting in a figure 8 track, fundraising for a new barn, and updating buildings. He also puts in a lot of time working on events and getting the fairgrounds ready for the Hardin County Fair each year. 

Categories: Hardin

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