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4-H Spring Showcase Features Local Talent

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LYNDONVILLE – on April 6, 4-H members from 14 clubs in Caledonia, Essex, Lamoille and Orleans Counties traveled to Lyndon Town School in Lyndonville for the 2024 Northeast Regional 4-H Spring Showcase.

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Wolcott 4-H’er LeighAnn Judd submitted a tabletop exhibit, “How to Make Maple Syrup,” for evaluation at the 2024 Northeast Regional 4-H Spring Showcase, April 6 in Lyndonville.

Throughout the day, the 4-Hers demonstrated what they have learned through their 4-H projects and club activities by presenting action exhibits, stage acts, demonstrations and illustrated talks. They also entered photographs, posters and tabletop exhibits along with modeling clothes in a fashion revue and as smart shoppers. For the latter, the 4-H’ers showed off their fashion sense and shopping savvy with an outfit purchased with a $25 budget.

The top entry in most categories received a rosette ribbon. For posters and tabletop exhibits, the best entry from each county earned a rosette ribbon.

Entries that qualified for 4-H State Day, slated for May 4 in Barre, included Caledonia County, Action Exhibit, Blazing Bridles 4-H Club, Danville (“Lead Rope DNA.” Participants: Kaylee Demars, St. Johnsbury; LeighAnn Judd, Wolcott; Thea Ross, St. Johnsbury; Jenesy Zwart, Danville); Wildlife Warriors, St. Johnsbury (“Canning Jar Ornaments.” Participants: Alexis and Madeline Cotter, East Concord; Breeana Garcia, Woodsville, New Hampshire; Jaida Jenkin, Wheelock).

Also, Photography, Adrian Holbrook and Ryan Holbrook, both from Hardwick; Zayne Franko and Jaida Jenkin, both from Wheelock; Paige Hemond, Waterford; Taylor Peck, Sheffield; Tieghan Perry and Jenesy Zwart, both from Danville; Thea Ross, St. Johnsbury and Orleans County, Illustrated Talk, (Senior Division): Natalie Hill, Greensboro (rosette ribbon winner; “Raising Dogs”).

To learn more about 4-H in Essex and Orleans Counties, contact Lindy Birch at [email protected]. For Caledonia and Lamoille Counties, contact Holly Ferris at [email protected].

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