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Questers announce award winner

Sep 10, 2013

The State Questers of Iowa is pleased to announce that Lexi Marek of Riverside is the recipient of this year’s second-place award for the 4-H youth of the state of Iowa in “Preservation & Restoration.” Lexi is the daughter of Tim and Heather Marek. She received a certificate, a medallion and a $50 donation from Iowa State Questers that will be made to the DAR Log Cabin in Lexi’s name.

Marek was recognized for this award because of her fine workmanship in refinishing, restoring and researching the history of her project. Her project was the refinishing and restoring of an antique rocking chair that belongs to a relative of hers. The rocker itself was a prize won by a young lady at the fair in 1937. Marek did a fine job in restoring the chair and her report included many facts about the 1937 winner’s struggles in bringing girls the opportunity to show animals in the 4-H organization at the State Fair level.

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