The public fashion revue and awards banquet of the 2003 4-H Spring Fair will be held Thursday (today) at Cloverleaf Hall beginning at 7 p.m. The fashion revue consists of the modeling of clothing made by 4-H students in their respective sewing classes and the awards banquet is to honor member achievements made during the three day affair.
Wallowa County 4-H students have developed a reputation of doing well in public speaking presentations, having garnered five of six first place finishes at the recently concluded Eastern Oregon Livestock Show in Union. Registered participants in the presentations contest on Tuesday numbered 67 from the individual and team competition for juniors, intermediates and senior categories. Seventeen cooking competitors were scheduled to cook before a judge both Tuesday and Wednesday. Also scheduled for Wednesday's (yesterday's) agenda was the sewing competition.
The modeling fashion revue before judges was scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. this morning, as is registration for the archery competition. Though competitors for the archery shoot do not have to register in advance, Wallowa County 4-H extension agent Debi Schreiber says that there are an estimated total of 45 archery club members from among Mac Huff's Enterprise club and the Wallowa club of Ron and Debbie King.
Schreiber said that presentations, record books and community service projects are the three major thrusts of the local 4-H program. She said that winners at the Spring Fair qualify individuals for the State Fair later on in the summer.
Part of the importance of the Spring Fair is that it gives many youngsters their first opportunity to perform before a judge.