4-Hers Earn Awards At Iowa State Fair
by Dan Voigt
Judging in 4-H exhibits at the Iowa State Fair has concluded and several Palo Alto County 4-H exhibitors have earned awards for their projects and exhibits. The youths’ exhibits were selected to represent Palo Alto County at the State Fair following judging at the Palo Alto County Fair in July.
In the area of Child Development, Lauren Kenyon of Whittemore received a blue ribbon for her Kiddie Car Wash.
Earning awards in the Clothing and Fashion/ Sewing and Needle Arts category at the State Fair were Megan Brown of West Bend with a blue ribbon for her “Blocked Madness” quilt, while Kayla Welter, also of West Bend, earned a red ribbon for her pillows; Morgan Schmidt of West Bend also received a red ribbon for her “Baby Divided”?tutu and Sarah Brown of West Bend received a red ribbon for her “Blocks and Stripes”?quilt entry.
For the Food and Nutrition category, Kayla Welter received a blue ribbon for her Krumkake in a display box, while Zane Wickman of Mallard received a blue ribbon for his Orange rolls. Abigail Hoffman of West Bend received a blue ribbon for her “You are Special”?bread and Rachel Hoffman of West Bend earned a blue ribbon for her homemade Kollaches with raspberry filling.
Madison Norris of Graettinger earned a blue ribbon for her chair bench in the Home Improvement category, while Phoenix Campbell of Emmetsburg received a blue ribbon for his portable air conditioner and Eric Sundall of Ruthven received a red ribbon for his Singer sewing machine table.
In the Consumer Management area, Kelli Klepper of West Bend would earn a red ribbon for her Trail Mix Bar – “Wedding Wise” display board entry.
In the Visual Arts, Rachel Hoffman received blue ribbons for her “Serenity”?pencil drawing and “Young Hands”?scratchboard, while Kelli Klepper received a red ribbon for her Linoleum Block printmaking exhibit.
Lauren Kenyon would receive a blue ribbon for her Photography entry of a peacock feather, while Thomas Woodford of Emmetsburg was awarded a red ribbon for his photo of the moon at night. Ian Montag of West Bend received a red ribbon for his photo of a white cow in a snow-covered field. Isabelle Gehrt of Mallard was awarded a red ribbon for her photo of a cowgirl sitting on a fence with horse and Lexi Brown of West Bend was awarded a red ribbon for her photo of a cowboy had with turquoise hat band.
In Science, Engineering and Technology, Laura Moser of Cylinder was awarded a blue ribbon for her Tailgate bench and Ian Montag received a blue ribbon for his mini foundry, while Eric Sundall received a red ribbon for his cattle show box.
Matt and Mackenzie Berkland of Ruthven teamed up to construct a dog agility course, which earned them a blue ribbon in the Ag and Natural Resources category, while Tomas Woodford received a blue ribbon for his project folder on growing hydroponic grape tomatoes.
In the Personal Development project area, Cassy Olesen of Graettinger was awarded a blue ribbon for her “Paws and Effect”?fundraising effort. Mackenzie Berkland was presented a red ribbon for her 10-Week Horse Practice plan.