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 width=The 4-H Food Show was held on Monday, June 27, 2011 at University of Illinois Extension Christian County Extension office. Over forty youth exhibited food projects for the judges. Hannah Cornell and Megan Peterson gave food demonstrations that were quite informative and amusing. The results from the show are grouped by project area and are listed in the following sequence: child’s name, 4-H Club, city of residence and awards. The award of Best of Show winners given to those 4-Hers who are under ten years of age and not eligible to continue onto the State Fair with a State Fair quality project.

Each exhibitor received individualized conference judging on their food projects, allowing for a learning experience. This show was a success due to the generosity of the volunteers who judged. Thank you to all of the volunteers that help throughout the 4H year.

Claire Lupton was selected as outstanding Wilton cake decorator, and will be receiving a yearbook from Wilton Industries.

The number of youth allowed to exhibit at the State Fair is limited; therefore, it is a true honor to be selected at the county level to continue to the state level. Projects will be conference judged on Christian County’s designated day at the Illinois State Fair, Monday, August 15, 2011.

Reminder this is just the beginning of our 4-H Fair season .The Clothing Show will be held on Tuesday July 5, beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the University of Illinois Extension Office at 1120 North Webster, Taylorville IL.

The 4-H and FFA Horse show will kick off the activities at the fairgrounds on Sunday, July 10, at 9:00 a.m. Monday will bring all of the 4-H “general” projects to the Expo building for project evaluation. Poultry, rabbits, cats, and dogs will be exhibited on Monday. Tuesday is reserved for FFA exhibiting. Wednesday kicks off our production livestock shows at 8:00 a.m. Swine Show will be followed by the Sheep and then the Goat Show. Thursday morning is just an all-around busy day. Starting at 8:30 a.m. beef cattle will be judged. The Christian County Ag Appreciation luncheon is at 11:30 a.m. All projects need to be removed from the Expo building by 5:00 p.m. and the 4-H Auction at 6:30 p.m. concludes the 4-H activities during the fair.

For more information about joining 4-H, please contact the University of Illinois Extension office, 1120 North Webster Street, Taylorville IL, or call 287-7246.

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