Minidoka County Fair & Rodeo

July 30th-August 4th, 20118

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Joan Parr


            Joan Parr first became involved in the 4-H program to learn how to control her rebellious Welsh pony Joshua. During the 11 years she was a member, she took a wide variety of projects, including raising a Guide Dog for the Blind puppy, foods, clothing, sheep and leadership. She learned to love and appreciate the program as it ignited in her a passion for helping others.

            She met and married her husband, Wes Parr, while attending California State Polytechnic University in 1969, and they moved to Rupert to farm with his family.

            As a University of Idaho Extension Educator, she was instrumental in starting an active county 4-H Teen Association, initiating a 4-H “Communications Rodeo” Contest, training county fair judges, and building a teen camp counselor program.  She began a new Food Safety Advisor volunteer program in 11 counties which provides community education and help with exhibit judging at fair time. She delivers meals with the “Meals on Wheels” program, supports 4-H, was active on the Mini-Cassia “Relay for Life” committee and serves in her church.  She was inducted into the Idaho 4-H Hall of Fame in 2008.

            She has definitely been a “Grandma Queen” to youth in our community!


Here’s how to nominate someone to be the 2019 Grandma Queen.

The Lady must be 50 plus years old and a Grandmother.  Write a letter telling why you think she should be the next Grandma Queen. 

Letter must be received by July 27th.

Minidoka County Fairboard

PO Box 151, Rupert, Idaho 83350

Put your name and a daytime phone number on the letter so we can contact you.

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