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Town of Cassel centennial

Cassel 4-H Club,   pp. 64-67

Cassel Rockets 4-H,   pp. 67-68

Page 67

Cassd 4-H Leaders - Celebrating in 1985 -         Dolores Marzynski receiving Top 4-H County
Dolores Marzynski - 25 years, Dolores Bergs -     Leader Award
Over the years, members have been
involved with various Community
services such as providing lunch for Lead-
ers Federation meetings, working at the
Recycling Center; distributing dairy prod-
ucts for June Dairy Month, sponsoring a
petting zoo, cleaning up the Park and the
Town Hall, baking cupcakes for the Nutri-
tion Center, doing a mailing for the
Wisconsin Heart Association, serving
lunch for Marathon Forage Days and a
Bike-a-Thon for Cystic Fibrosis.
Some of the fun activities include 4-H
Camps, Halloween parties, bake sales,
Christmas caroling, bowling, swimming,
roller skating, ice skating, sleigh ride and
a trip to Noah's Ark and the Baraboo
In past years, the Dairy project was
very strong. Currently, members are
expanding into horses, demonstrations,
poultry, music and drama. Because of the
larger enrollment, Patti Heil joined Diane
Leist as Co-Leader. Dolores Marzynski
still works actively with the Club as
Exploring Leader and at the Wisconsin
Valley Fair as an Exploring Volunteer.
Marzynski, a leader for a total of 26 years
in the Cassel 4-H Club and now in the
Casa-mara Raiders Club, recently
received the C.J. McCleavy Award, the
top award a leader can achieve. The
awards were given at the Marathon
County 4-H Awards Banquet which was
held on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 5, at the
Rib River Ballroom.
Mrs. Marzynski has been involved with
the gardening, home furnishings and
awards 4-H projects. Her three children,
Dale, Diane and Debra were active in
4-H, receiving many awards.
Since their graduations, she has been
active as an Explorer Leader, helping at
the Wisconsin Valley Fair and in the Plat
Book Ad Campaign.
This year the Cassel Rockets 4-H will
celebrate their thirty year anniversary, as
it was organized in February of 1961. Mn
and Mrs. Dewey Schulz were the first
general leaders, with Donald King elected
the first club president and the club
having seventeen members.
In 1964, Mrs. Al King became general
leader. In addition to exhibiting at the
Wisconsin Valley Fair and the Athens fair
interest in the club turned to competing in
the county drama festival. In 1965 Mrs.
Herman Schulz directed their first play,
"Genius, Jr." In 1965, Don King directed
the play, "Gammer Gurton's Needle," and
the Club went on to receive their first blue
rating. This was the year the club also
won its first County softball championship,
defeating the Texas Ramblers, with Ed
Heil hitting a grandslam homerun. The
team was coached by Mr. Al King.
In 1966, Mrs. Al King directed the club
in county music competition, doing a
Hawaiian Dance and singing some Mary
Poppins songs, receiving a blue rating.
Mrs. King also directed the drama
presentation of "The Dummy."
As the years went by, the club empha-
sis continued with sports, under the lead-
ership of Dave Guralski in softball, and Ed
Heil in basketball and volleyball. They
continued to win many championship
Canterbuy Tales - In 1967 the play "Canterbury Tales'" directed by Don King won a blue rating in state
competition. Cast members were Ron King, William Schulz, Jeanne King, Joyce Hell and Kathy King
Club member Brent Hell deomonstrating
trimming of sheep with the help of project leader
Ed Heil. Other club members shown include
Tracey and Gail Szymanski, Amber Heil,
Michelle King, Mark Heil, Jeremy Lewis, Jarod
Lamberg and Heather Heil. Also present is
leader Kim Ninabuck.

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