‘Matriarch’ of La Plata County Fair has no plans to retire

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‘Matriarch’ of La Plata County Fair has no plans to retire

92-year old Emma Shock still volunteers at club she help found in the 1950s
Now in her 90s, Emma Shock has been heavily involved with 4-H Clubs, both locally and statewide, for nearly 70 years. Most of her work has been with the Mount Allison 4-H Club, state programs, judging and in mentoring 4-Hers in the home economics division, including sewing and “decorate your duds” categories seen behind her.
For Emma Shock, the La Plata County Fair is one of her favorite times of the year. The longtime volunteer says 4-H teaches children valuable life-long lessons.
Emma Shock walks through the home economics division last week at the La Plata County Fair. Shock answers questions from visitors, competitors and parents about the entires in the division.
Emma Shock attends a monthly meeting, where she teaches about 20 children cake decorating. Most of her work has been with the Mount Allison 4-H Club, state programs, judging and in mentoring 4-Hers in the home economics division, including the cake entries seen behind her.

‘Matriarch’ of La Plata County Fair has no plans to retire

Now in her 90s, Emma Shock has been heavily involved with 4-H Clubs, both locally and statewide, for nearly 70 years. Most of her work has been with the Mount Allison 4-H Club, state programs, judging and in mentoring 4-Hers in the home economics division, including sewing and “decorate your duds” categories seen behind her.
For Emma Shock, the La Plata County Fair is one of her favorite times of the year. The longtime volunteer says 4-H teaches children valuable life-long lessons.
Emma Shock walks through the home economics division last week at the La Plata County Fair. Shock answers questions from visitors, competitors and parents about the entires in the division.
Emma Shock attends a monthly meeting, where she teaches about 20 children cake decorating. Most of her work has been with the Mount Allison 4-H Club, state programs, judging and in mentoring 4-Hers in the home economics division, including the cake entries seen behind her.
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