Boulder County Fair Office:
9595 Nelson Rd. F Longmont, CO 80501.
Phone: 720.864.6460 Fax: 720.864.6461
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James and Bonnie Smith have been 4-H leaders for over thirty years and are grandparents to fifth generation 4-Her's in Boulder County. They are the organizational leaders for the Fairview Crops and Livestock 4-H club. They are busy on their family farm located North of Lafayette raising lots of different animals ranging from cows, pigs, goats, and rabbits to peacocks, chinchillas and homing pigeons. They also grow crops, including but not limited to corn and alfalfa. However, if you were to ask them what they raise on the farm, their answer would be 'kids.' They would not be referring to baby four-legged goats, they would be talking about the many 4-H members that they help throughout the years including their own four daughters and four grandchildren.
Bonnie's grandmother, Marie Montgomery, started the Fairview Crops and Livestock 4-H Club 85 years ago. Five generations have continued the clubs' activities and it continues to be a main stay in the Boulder County Fair activities. Bonnie's parents, Frank and Stella May Montgomery, were both 4-H Leaders for over 50 years and have been instrumental in keeping youth involved in the Fair. Stella May is still active in the 4-H program, especially with the Cloverbuds.
The Smith's four daughters have been busy in many 4-H programs and have exhibited in the Boulder County Fair for the last 28 years.
James (Jimmy) has been a parent, project leader, and organizational leader. He has been involved in the rocket shoot off in years past, the 4-H model rocket project, and open class model rocket and woodworking Superintendent. Jimmy is an all around helping hand at the County Fair and 4-H activities.
Bonnie has been a parent, organizational leader, and is a past member of the Fair Board. She is the Rabbit Superintendent and enjoys not only organizing the rabbit show but enjoys helping the kids learn about raising rabbits and all the possibilities that 4-H offers its members. Bonnie exhibited as a kid at the Fair when it was held at Roosevelt Park and has been involved every year since.
The Smith's four daughters have all been active in 4-H, County Fair, and state wide activities over the years. Each of the girls have been a part of the 4-H Royalty or the 4-H Ambassadors program in one capacity or another. They have each completed numerous years of projects and are proud of the awards, recognition, and positions they have received over the years.
Jenelle (Smith) Willert has been involved in different programs at the Fair and has been a Judge in several different departments. Her oldest son is four-years-old and this will be his fifth year exhibiting at the Fair. Her youngest son will be exhibiting for the first time this year. Jenelle's past 4-H projects included: goats, rabbits, clothing, pie baking, and jewelry, just to name a few.
Dolly (Smith) Goff is the Fashion Review Superintendent and is a project leader for Dance in Fairview 4-H club. She looks forward to coaching her dance kids weekly and helping her Mom and sisters run the rabbit activities each year too. Dolly's favorite past 4-H projects included dance, rabbits, decorate your duds, and creative arts. She is excited to have her 18-month-old son exhibit for his first year at the fair this year.
Emily Smith is busy planning the Dog Show for which she is the Superintendent. She is also a member of the Jr. Fair Board and is helping with the Market Sale Committee. Emily is a student at the University of Wyoming and studying agricultural education, wanting to become an FFA advisor. She feels 4-H and FFA are a great way for youth to learn about agriculture and she is planning to help keep it in our schools and available for future generations. Emily's past projects included: dogs, rabbits, beef, photography, and woodworking.
Tiana Smith is an eleventh year 4-H member and is busy this summer preparing her eleven different projects for this years fair ranging from photography, woodworking, model rockets, and rabbits to cake decorating and jewelry. She was just elected the 2014 Boulder County 4-H Youth Council President. She recently attended the 4-H National Congress in Georgia, representing Boulder County and Colorado 4-H. She is also an FFA member. She has been able to hold two offices in the two past years, and is looking forward to promoting agriculture through the petting zoo at the fair.
Kellen Willert (Jenelle's husband), Frank Goff (Dolly's husband), and Zac Stamp (Emily's boyfriend) jump in and help with the various activities the family is involved in as well.
All of the Smith Girls (and their families) are following in James and Bonnie's footsteps participating and helping at the Boulder County Fair.