4-H Fair Volunteers Recognized

The St. Clair County 4-H Fair is a summertime tradition in the Blue Water Area, and some may argue it’s one of the best in the state. The event, however, doesn’t happen without the work of dedicated volunteers that were recently recognized. 

Ania Grescvzak of Marysville, Linda Taylor of Emmett, and Bernadette Dudek of Port Huron were all honored at the recent Michigan Association of Fairs and Exhibitions for their contributions to the local fair. Ania received the Youth Volunteer of the Year Award for Zone 2. Fair Board member and secretary, Chris Rumenapp, described Ania as the “go-to” girl and cited her many hours of volunteer service with the behind the scenes aspects of the fair and the Ag Adventure Tour that is held in the summer.

Linda Taylor has a long history of dedication to the event and, this year, was the driving force behind bringing “Michigan Chillers” author Johnathan Rand to the fair. Ms. Taylor received the Volunteer of the Year Award. 

Finally, Bernadette Dudek received the prestigious Heritage Award for Zone 2 for her many years of service. Rumenapp described Ms. Dudek as an integral part of the fair since 1982 and as holding the record for the youngest member elected to the board at the age of 18. She has served on the board for 38 years and has had a big part in the successful livestock auctions over the past 12 years. 

Reporting for WGRT, Karly Hurley.