Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Fair time!

Last week was our county fair! My kids work all year making different 4-H projects to submit for our fair. We do not have animals to show (besides our dogs), so the crafty stuff is what our kids do. When they are a bit older...or my sewing machine gets fixed, they will do more challenging projects. The projects that some kids submit are quiet amazing! My focus was a little off this year because of having Landon, but I am proud of my kids for taking initiative on their own for coming up with their own ideas!

The boys are still in clover kids, so their projects are easier. Our boys both made tie-die t-shirts, airplanes, boats, and bird houses. Easton also painted a lighthouse.

Katelyn submitted a pin cushion, a few paintings, a clay bowl, a recycled bowl, a few rainbow loom key chains, homemade dog treats, a scrapbook page, nail art, and two baked items.

Jocelyn submitted a painting, a magazine bowl, two baked items, a few rainbow loom items, nail art, a bird feeder, and a school supply holder.

Since the boys are in Clover kids, their items are "judged" with comments, but the ribbons are all the same. No premium ($) awards are given.

The girls did quiet well. They received a few purple (1st place ribbons), blue, and red ribbons. They even have 3 items that are moving onto the state fair, so they are excited!

Back in June the girls competed in the Hall County 4-H archery and did not know the results until they were posted at the fair. Jocelyn could hardly stand the wait of finding out. She said she wasn't going to accept anything less than first place. I told her it was ok if she didn't get first, because she has only been shooting since November and has many more tournaments to go! She was still pretty sure she was going to place first. Anyways...there it is on the poster--she got Grand Champion in the junior Freestyle division.

She was soooo excited!

Katelyn isn't into archery as much as Jocelyn. She wants to be, but doesn't want to put in the practice that it takes to get better. She is coming around, but you really can't force someone to like bugs and the outdoors. Let's just say she can't wait for our indoor range to be our primary practice place! She ended up getting a blue not bad!

They had a little awards ceremony for the shooters. Jocelyn was announced as Grand Champion and then there was a little mix up with the trophies. When we went to correct it, they then said sorry she didn't get grand champion and the poster was wrong. But alas...we have friends in high places and everything is getting straightened out! She should be getting her trophy next week.

We also enjoyed a few activities as the fair like BINGO, some of the exhibits, and the rides (thanks my friend Kellie)


So on to State we go with the girls projects! Let's just say I am just as excited for the State Fair as my kids are...they talk about it pretty much every day!


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