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Hubbard County 4-H prepares for the fair

4-Her Annika Olson, at right, has a scarf judged Wednesday by Donna Geiser. (Anna Erickson / Enterprise)

Some Hubbard County 4-Hers prepared projects for Pre-Fair Judging Day, held on Wednesday, July 10. The fair begins July 17. Clothing and textile projects were judged, along with food review and demonstrations.

County 4-H Coordinator Mari Jo Lohmeier said there is an upswing in the number of 4-H projects registered for the county fair this year. The Fair Board is excited and ready to welcome the increased numbers of livestock registered for next week’s fair, she said.

There are 98 poultry and rabbits registered, up from 62 last year, and 75 large livestock registered, up considerably from 57 registered in 2012.

Chance Jokela described his grilled dinner to judge Judy Fankhanel at Wednesday’s judging. Fankhanel teaches family and consumer science at Detroit Lakes School.

Jokela, a member of the Green Valley Livewires 4-H club, planned the entire meal and displayed information, one of the entree’s, along with a place setting. Fankhanel said the Food Review Project participants were doing an excellent job of explaining nutrition, food safety and time management for their meals.

Judge Donna Geiser, of New York Mills, participated in the Wednesday judging by looking at several of the textile projects.

4-Her Annika Olson wove a scarf on a loom she built herself.

Olson, of Laporte, has been a 4-H member for five years. This is her second year in the clothing project. Olson received a blue ribbon. Grand and Reserve Champion ribbons will be awarded at the County Fair.

Anna Erickson
Anna Erickson is editor of the Wadena Pioneer Journal.
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