Extension office associate plans retirement

Published 10:12 am Friday, July 15, 2011

ROME TOWNSHIP — For Becky Cremeens, this edition of the Lawrence County Junior Fair is perhaps a little bittersweet. It is her last fair as an office associate of the Lawrence County 4-H Extension Office.

Cremeens is retiring in August after 34 years with 4-H. She accepted the job to begin with because she wanted to put her secretarial skills to good use and, as she had been in 4-H herself and enjoyed the program, she thought the 4-H office job would be a good fit. However, she opted to hand in her retirement announcement earlier this year.

“It just seemed like the right time,” she said.

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What will she do with those days of leisure?

“Anything I want,” she replied with a laugh.

What will she miss?

“I will probably miss the people most,” she said. “We’ve had a lot of great volunteers and people don’t always recognize our volunteers for everything they do.”

The feeling is mutual.

“We’re definitely going to miss her,” Lawrence County Extension Director Treva Williams said.

Cremeens was honored by the 4-H board Monday evening prior to the sweet tooth auction.