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4-H displays show interests of club members

| September 28, 2023

Walking through the 4-H displays in the youth building at the Coshocton County Fair this year visitors can see a wide variety of projects ranging from livestock to welding, food, sewing projects, anything is possible. This is the opportunity for 4-H members to show their hard work over the past year. Area clubs were busy setting up their booth on Sunday, Sept. 24 before the fair started. This year’s theme is Stay Cool in 4-H.

Magic Makers 4-H Club from the Warsaw, Coshocton and Tri-Valley area finished their booth pretty quickly this year, advisor Stephanie Snyder said. “We have kids that get involved in a lot of different opportunities. We got all of our livestock boards done at meetings so this is probably the quickest we have ever gotten our booth finished. We have a lot of older members now. The kids put a lot of work into it and that made it go a lot smoother.” Some of the young people take special interest project’s, some have livestock projects as well as participating in different things like 4-H Camp, tasting smorgasbord and public speaking projects. One of the club members Piper Andrews is a junior fair board member and ran for fair queen. Magic Makers meets once a month on Sundays, usually.

Progressive Livestock 4-H Club members from Bakersville decorated its booth with snow, igloos, pine trees and polar bears, with a little help from advisors Nancy Lahmers and Amy Yoder. They borrowed some of their props after seeing them on someone’s porch at holiday time. “The theme is Stay Cool in 4-H and we are trying to do a winter scene. Someone in the community had polar bears and someone had trees, so that’s where we got them,” Lahmers said. There are 12 members in the club altogether. Jordan and Justin Mizer, Austin Yoder and Kendal Olinger were decorating on Sept. 24. Members have a variety of projects this year, including livestock, lambs, pigs, dairy heifers, chickens, welding, tractor projects and sign language. “We do all of the projects, whatever anyone wants to take,” Lahmers said.

Millfork Valley 4-H club had a pretty good start on their booth. The girls were busy putting up their posters and project boards taking care that everything was evenly spaced and they had a well balanced presentation under the critical eye of advisor Elaine Ashcraft. Projects included sewing, cake decorating, cooking, exploring ponds and more.

“Still” projects like photography, baking, collections, woodworking, arts and crafts and so many unexpected projects tell the individual clubs story at each booth. As you can tell, young people can do a 4-H project on just about anything of interest these days.

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