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Written by JOE POIRIER   
Wednesday, 09 August 2017 18:52

Fairest of the Fair says yes to boyfriend she met in 4-H

    Wedding bells would have been an appropriate touch at the Ozaukee County Fair as Nick Gall got down on one knee and popped the question to Kim Mueller on the evening of Friday Aug. 4.
    “It was a complete shock to me,” Mueller said. “There were rose petals all over the ground and he had candles lit. There were also pictures of us everywhere. He got on one knee and asked if I would marry him.”
    The couple met five years ago at the fair when they were working in the pig barn through their 4-H programs.
    “We both showed pigs, so we met in a pig barn,” Mueller said. “We started talking at the fair five years ago and we’ve been dating a little over four-and-a-half years, so it all came full circle on Friday night.”
 RING LG   The two are still active members in 4-H. Mueller belongs to the Little Kohler 4-H Club and Gall is associated with the Town & Country 4-H Club.
    Mueller was the reigning Fairest of the Fair after being crowned last year. Her involvement at the fair began 11 years ago, where she has been engaged in many projects, including home environment, drawing and painting, photography, beef and swine. Mueller also was treasurer of her club and enjoyed participating in it’s variety show act.
    Mueller said that after she finished her official 4-H duties at the fair on Friday, she and Gall walked around the grounds with their families. As she returned to her family’s camper, she noticed the elaborate decorations Gall had prepared to surprise her.
    After she said yes, a group of their 4-H friends who were hiding in one the rooms in the camper jumped out to congratulate the pair.
    The couple hasn’t set a date for the wedding but is planning for it to be in the summer of 2019.
    “We’re thinking of getting married the summer after I graduate,” she said. “We’re big 4-H and fair people. We might even get married there but we’re not sure yet.”
    Both attend the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point. Gall, who is studying wildlife management and ecology, will graduate next spring and Mueller, who is majoring in history and social studies education, will graduate in 2019.
    Mueller noted her involvement in 4-H has helped her decide her future career path in education.
    “Working with older youth in 4-H really pushed me toward what I want to do,” she said.
    She also said 4-H can introduce youth to a number of people who could one day become future spouses.
    “It gives you a sense of community,” she said. “4-H connects you to the fair and the fair connects you with all sorts of people who can literally become your family, especially in my case.”

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