Moffat County Fair names Shandy Deakins Honorary Volunteer
Each year at the Moffat County Fair, there are those who go above and beyond to help in any way that they can. They go out of their way to make a positive difference and are always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. One woman in particular who has made a difference year after year is Shandy Deakins. Shandy has been involved with the Moffat County Fair for many years, and her help is strongly appreciated.
Shandy was born and raised in Craig and is the third generation to live and work on the Deakins Ranch. From the age of eight, Shandy grew up participating in both 4-H and FFA, including: cake decorating, sewing, leather craft, vet science, beef breeding and market beef, and livestock judging. Shandy was a member of the Maybell Rustlers 4-H Club, and she remembers the kids working together all year long. In middle school, Shandy was the junior fair attendant. Shandy also has a lot of fun memories going on livestock judging trips. She is very fond of these memories, and says that she learned life-long skills through her time in 4-H and FFA. Through her experiences, Shandy met many volunteers that helped support her, and says that this is why she volunteers and gives back to the community.
Shandy then attended two years of college at Laramie County Community College. She began working in healthcare industry 17 years ago and continues to work there today. Shandy’s parents are Tom and Donna Deakins, and her brother is Cody Deakins. She has five dogs, and enjoys horse racing, hockey and the Denver Broncos.
Shandy is very active in the Moffat County Fair, and has been for many years. Shandy was a longtime member of the fair board, has been fair board president several times. She has also been both beef and sheep superintendent. She was recognized for her hard work, receiving the Co-Super Superintendent award. Shandy was also on the committee for the Colorado State BBQ Cook Off held here in Craig.
Shandy is an extremely kind, caring and helpful individual who has a passion for what she does. The Moffat County Fair Board is pleased to honor Shandy Deakins as one of the 2016 honorary volunteers. Thank you so much for all that you do and have done. We all appreciate it!
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