The Domenico family has been involved with the Boulder County Fair since 1965.Cindy, her sister Joellen and her brother Robert were involved in the 4-H program .Their projects included both beef and dairy and general home Economic projects.As part of their 4-H participation, Cindy and Joellen were both members of the Boulder County 4-H Dairy Judging team, Cindy was a member the Home Economics Judging team, and both were involved in the 4-H Council. Their mother was deeply involved in helping them and other members of the club take part in all 4-H activities. Cindy was a delegate to 4-H Citizenship Shortcourse in Washington, D. C. Later when Cindy had her own daughter, she became a leader assisting with Shooting Sports and GIS projects.Her daughter, Julia, was a 4-H member for 6 years. Since Cindy became a Boulder County Commissioner in 2007, she has supported the county fair in helping fund and attending events, and has supported investments in improvements to the fairgrounds facility.Cindy also serves on the Colorado State University State Extension Advisory Committee.
The Domenico family has a rich farming history in eastern Boulder County.Their great-grandfather arrived in the Lafayette area in the 1880’s, found the farm of his dreams and raised his family there, just west of Lafayette. The 80 acre farm helped three extended families survive the great Depression, provided food and goods to Saint Mother Cabrini for her orphanage, and was a small grade A dairy until the mid-1960’s. There are many wonderful memories of silo filling, haying, cows and baby calves, farm dogs and cats, and a great life on a small diversified farm in Boulder County.
The family is a strong supporter of the agriculture community and providing educational opportunities for Boulder County residents to learn about agriculture and all the other skills that are exhibited at the Fair.They are supporters of 4-H and all the education and leadership opportunities that it provides the youth of Boulder County.