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Area Woman Remembered in 4-H Hall of Fame

Tuesday, September 7, 2004

The Sac County Extension nominated Duretta Quail posthumously for the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame at the 2004 Iowa State Fair. There were 100 inductees into the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the 4-H Exhibit Building at the Iowa State Fair on Sunday, August 22. Inductees into the Hall of Fame received recognition for their outstanding service and dedication to 4-H. Her family members were presented a plaque by the Iowa 4-H Foundation as they were introduced on stage.

Duretta was dedicated to the 4-H program for over 20 years. She was a 4-H leader of the Sac Busy Bees in Sac County for over 10 years, but her dedication to 4-H did not end there. Duretta would receive calls from 4-H neighbors and former club members asking for help. She could be found listening to 4-H member practicing their Education Presentations, tasting a new recipe for a fair project, and judging at Achievement Shows. She also spent many nights guiding youth at Record Book Workshops, Fashion Revue Workshops, and New Member meetings. She was a Clothing Selection/Fashion Revue Superintendent and enjoyed helping the members practice modeling and calming nerves before judging. Duretta was always willing to help when needed.

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