Monday, August 3, 2015

Bates County 4-H'ers bring home the ribbons from Ozark Empire Fair

Bates County 4-H’ers once again displayed first-rate exhibits at the Ozark Empire Fair held July 30-August 8 in Springfield.

With a total of 66 exhibits taken to the fair, the local 4-H’ers brought home 2 Grand Champion ribbons and 4 Reserve Champion ribbons. The Grand Champion recipients are as follows: Kalyn Eckhoff (cat house) and Seth Hogue (geocache scrapbook page).

Reserve Champion ribbons were awarded to Kameron Collier (sheep grooming bag), Allison Jenkins (decorative coat hanger), Will Rapp (hat tree), and Carter Trumbore (.22 shooting sports display).

In addition, Bates County 4-H’ers were awarded 56 blue ribbons, 9 red ribbons and 1 white ribbon.

Our thanks to Alan J. Mundey, 4-H Youth Specialist