Moffat County Fair dedicates events to Pat and Betty Ann Duzik
Pat Duzik was born and raised in Moffat County by parents Andrew and JoAnn Duzik. He grew up in Craig in a little house on Russell Street. Betty Ann was born and raised in Chicago, and she came to Colorado for summer camp every year from fifth grade on. She fell in love with the state and ended up in Moffat County and married Pat in 1987. They both completed college — Pat received his degree from the Denver Auto & Diesel Mechanics and has been a mechanic for over 40 years. Betty Ann has an Associates Degree from Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs. She has also taken continued education throughout the years online through Regis and Western State College in Gunnison.
Pat and Betty Ann have three children, Chris Rhyne who lives here in Craig with her husband Greg and their two children. Stephanie, her two beautiful daughters and Pat Jr. (PJ) and his wife Johanna and their two children all reside in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
The Duzik’s have lived at their present location on County Road 178 about two miles off Elkhead Road for almost 30 years. They have always been heavily involved in this community through their church, schools and 4-H. They both have so many talents that they love to share and teach others from the youth of the community to adults. They give their time and talents to Moffat County 4-H and Moffat County Fair through leadership in projects like cloverbuds, leathercraft, small engines, forestry, vet science, wildlife, gardening, ceramics and the list goes on and on! Betty Ann is a Fair Superintendent for both 4-H and open class exhibits. She also helps out with the rabbits and poultry division at the Moffat County Fair. Pat helps every year with the swine show at the county fair. They also give their time and talents to being a part of Moffat County Cattlewomen and putting together a group of “Gear Heads” teaching those who want to learn about mechanics. Betty Ann, in her spare time, is a substitute teacher for Routt and Moffat County schools. The Duzik’s have recently began a new adventure in their life, they started their own mechanic shop north of town called “Big Three Auto Repair.” Pat does mechanic work and leather repair and Betty Ann manages the books and sells Doterra Oils.
Pat and Betty have both received leader of the year recognition and have recently received their 25 year pin for being part of our 4-H program in Moffat County for 25 years.
Pat and Betty Ann have fond memories of the Moffat County Fair and 4-H through the years. They themselves never got to be part of 4-H or the fair when they were young, but their children did! Even though their children are grown, they continue to give their time and teach their talents for our community and our 4-H program.
They say even though their new venture keeps them busy, they are not ready to quit the programs they have established and are a part of through 4-H and Moffat County Fair. They have a love for our community and keeping 4-H and the County Fair alive for the children that need it.
It is our extreme pleasure and gratitude we, the Moffat County Fair Board, dedicate the 2016 Moffat County Fair to Pat and Betty Ann Duzik. Thank you for your dedication and support!
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