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Written by Mitch Maersch   
Wednesday, 03 August 2016 18:11

Family’s champions in baking and other Ozaukee County Fair competitions have learned lessons in life from their long involvement with 4-H

Lori Polzin and her extended family have won a myriad of 4-H ribbons in a plethora of categories at the Ozaukee County Fair.GL

Polzin, her sister Holly Hupfer and Holly’s daughter Allison take this week off each year to bake and put the finishing touches on their entries.

But, the Town of Cedarburg residents said, the fair is more about camaraderie than competition.

“4-H is a family deal. We work together as a family,” Polzin said.

“You spend quality time with the people you love,” Allison said.

The family has been involved with 4-H for decades, going back to when Lori, Holly and their three siblings were children. Their father, Roger Polzin, was president of the 4-H Leaders Association. Their brother David runs the Polzin Farms in Grafton and their sister Sharon Ziemer runs a dairy farm in the Town of Jackson and supervises the fair’s dairy project Their brother David lives in Minnesota.

“It has taught me many life skills that many people don’t have,” Holly said of 4-H. “I can sew a button. Most people don’t have a clue.”

“I made a quilt I still use,” Lori said.

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