2017 Mr. and Mrs. Country Days

Jeff & Sheila Krekeler

During a special event today,

the Farmington Regional Chamber announced the identity of the official ambassadors

for the upcoming 2017 Farmington Country Days Farm Town Get Down.

“We are thrilled to announce Jeff & Sheila Krekeler as

Mr. & Mrs. Country Days 2017” stated Laura Raymer, Director of Operations/Member Engagement.

  “The Krekelers have a long history of supporting the Chamber, the community and of course, Country Days itself. 

We are very proud to have them represent us as ambassadors to the almost 50,000 visitors who will attend our festival.”

The Krekeler family are not strangers to Country Days. 

Jeff’s parents, Bill & Nancy Krekeler, first moved to Farmington 40 years ago looking for a stable community to raise their children,

own a successful business and hopefully retire.  They found all of that and more in the Parkland.

  Bill & Nancy even helped to organize the very first Country Days in 1978. 

Today, Jeff & Sheila are raising their children here, operating the same business (Krekeler Jewelers) and looking forward to retiring in the future. 

Jeff & Sheila are both graduates of Farmington High School (1984, 1988) and grew up enjoying Country Days every summer. 

The couple was married in May of 1998 and have two sons. 

Gray, age 15, attends Farmington High School and Henry, age 13, attends St. Paul Lutheran School. 

The family business is located right in the heart of beautiful downtown Farmington

and is a popular location during the annual festival due to its proximity to the Servpro Parade,

FSCB hot dog stand and the Rotary Car Show.

Being a part of the community is important to both Jeff & Sheila and both have served

in various capacities with numerous organizations over the years.

The Krekeler family are members at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Farmington and Jeff is a past congregational president.

  Both have served in multiple other positions at the church and school. 

Jeff was president of the Chamber in 1991 and has been involved in the Uptown Farmington Organization,

the Downtown Farmington Organization, the Farmington Jaycees, the Farmington Elks, the Boy Scouts of America and many other civic organizations. 

Sheila has been a member of the Nancy Weber Garden Club, the Federated Women’s Club and is a charter member of the Five Birches Camping Club.

“My favorite thing about Country Days is families having fun!” states Sheila,

who also enjoys ribbon fries as her favorite carnival food. 

When asked about his favorites Jeff will tell you “The buttons! I still remember sitting on the floor of the Chamber office

as a 12-year-old, cranking out the buttons on a Badge-A-Minnit machine!” 

While his all-time favorite Country Days food was the Farmington Jaycees Lemon Shake-Ups,

he now cites the “meat-on-a-stick” from returning favorite Dizon’s as his favorite and looks forward to it every year.

The Krekelers are thrilled to be honored as Mr. & Mrs. Country Days 2017. 

“Country Days means a lot to us and is filled with history. 

Bill & Nancy Krekeler were Mr. & Mrs. in 1991 and we are proud to carry on the family tradition!” says the couple. 

“We invite everyone to bring their families and join us at Country Days!”

Farmington Country Days 2017 Farm Town Get Down will take place June 2-4. 

Applications are now being accepted for

parade entries,

affiliate activities,

talent show,

Marketplace vendors and more. 

To get involved,

contact the Chamber at 573-756-3615

or check the event website at

www.farmingtoncountrydays.com

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