Milam teams take top honors at State Fair
Milam County 4-Hers walked away with the State Fair of Texas Plant I.D. Contest. They won two first place and one third place team awards plus a number of individual awards. Our team of Kaylee Jackson, Cheyenne McWilliams, Chandler Barton and Patrick Cobb won first place senior team honors.
They also won the following individual awards: Kaylee Jackson, second; Cheyenne McWilliams, third; Chandler Barton, fourth; Patrick Cobb, fifth. Karl Woelfel also took the test for the contest for practice.
Two junior teams competed with the following results:
First place team—Mason Lindig, Kassidy Hundle, Heath Hollas and Ethan Stork.
Third place team—Neeraj Bhakta, Rebecca Kostroun, Kyrene Jackson and Brayden Hollomon.
They also won the following individual awards: Mason Lindig, first; Kassidy Hundle, fourth; Heath Hollas, seventh; Neeraj Bhakta, eighth; Ethan Stork, ninth.
PHOTOGR APHY CONTE ST RESULTS— Milam 4-Hers entered 40 entries in the Milam county photography contest and 23 entries were submitted to compete in the District 4-H Photography Contest. Congratulations to all of the participants. The pictures were great. Here are the county results:
Night Photography—Harrison Bender, first.
Domestic Animals—Patrick Dean, first; Keagan Galvan, second; Kellie Foster, third.
Catch A ll—Kellie Foster, first; Patrick Dean, second.
Dominant C olor— Kellie Foster, first; Keagan Galvan, second.
Elements of Design—Kellie Foster, first; Keagan Galvan, second.
Nature/Landscape—Keagan Galvan, first; Kellie Foster, second; Patrick Dean, third.
Kellie Foster also received first place in Animal Wildlife, Digital Darkroom, Food, Marine, Night Photography, People, Plant/Flora and Theme categories.
Domestic Animals—William Dean, first.
A nima l Wild life— Emily McCoy, first and second.
Catch All—William Dean, first; Emily McCoy, second.
Elements of Design—Tyler Vrazel, first; Emily McCoy, second.
Nature/Landscape—William Dean, first; Emily McCoy, second and third.
People—Emily McCoy, first; William Dean, second.
Marine—Emily McCoy, first, second and third. Plant—Emily McCoy, first and second.
The District 4-H Photography Contest had a total of 519 entries. The District Photography entries will be on display at the Heart O’ Texas Fair in Waco from Oct. 7-15 in the Creative Arts/Exhibit Building. Here are the district results:
Domestic Animals—Patrick Dean, blue ribbon.
Kellie Foster earned a blue ribbon in the Catch All, Animal Wildlife, Food, Marine, Night Photography, People, Plant and Theme categories.
Foster was also awarded red ribbons in the Dominant Color, Elements of Design and Digital Darkroom categoies.
Nature/Landscape—Keagan Galvan, red ribbon.
Domestic Animals—William Dean, white ribbons.
Marine—Emily McCoy, blue ribbons.
Catch All—William Dean, red ribbons.
Elements of Design—Tyler Vrazel, blue ribbon.
Nature/Landscape—William Dean, blue ribbons.
People—Emily McCoy, white ribbon.
Plant—Emily McCoy, white ribbons.
Mcoy was alos awarded red ribbons in the Animal Wildlife, Food and Theme categories.
FOOD SHOW, FOOD CHALLENGE— 4-Hers of all ages can enter the County Food Show set for Oct. 25 at Bea’s Kitchen in Cameron. Registration starts at 5:30 p.m. and judging will follow at 6 p.m. At the end of the activity we will have a food challenge, food tasting and awards.
Cook your favorite dish and display it at the County Food Show. You bring a dish that you have prepared at home with a serving utensil. A team of judges ask you questions.
Entry forms, Food Show information, questions and resources are on the website http://milamco. tamu.edu/ - under 4-H activities and at the Extension Office. Submit your entr y form and recipe to the Extension Office by Oct. 21 so we can copy the recipe and list your name in the program.
At the Food Show we w ill assemble the program. This will allow anyone that missed the deadline to bring 50 copies of their recipe to the Food Show on Oct. 25, to be added to the program.
CONSUMER PROJECT PRACTICE—Oct. 18 is the first practice session for the Consumer Decision Making Contest. The practice sessions will be from 6 p. m. to about 7: 30 p. m. at Bea’s Kitchen in Cameron. Team members learn to rank products according to the needs and wants expressed in a story explaining the use of the products. Practice sessions prepare the 4-Hers for the contests and all interested 4-Hers and parents are welcome to join the project group.
During October and November practice sessions, 4-Hers will have the opportunity to sign-up for San Antonio Livestock Show Consumer Contest set for Feb. 18 and District 4-H Contest set for March 3.
The Consumer Project is a great opportunity for 4-Hers to learn the importance of financial decisions. Through the project sessions, the 4-Hers practice comparing products for different situations. Email Cheryl Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the email list for future practice sessions. Gail Hollas is one of the project leaders.
HOLIDAY GIFT IDEA EXCHANGE—The Holiday Gift Idea Exchange is scheduled at Bea’s Kitchen in Cameron on Nov. 21 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend and see great craft, decorating and food ideas for the holidays. 4-Hers can demonstrate craft and decorating ideas or make holiday recipes for the refreshments. When you sign-up to present at the event, you will demonstrate your idea and also provide a sample for a door prize. Your ideas can be for any of the holidays.
This is a great opportunity for you to share ideas with others and learn new ideas. If you have an idea to share, you need to submit directions (step-by-step) and patterns or recipes to Milam County Extension Office by Nov. 18. There is a limit of two items per person. This is a great way for younger 4-Hers to have a fun public speaking experience. If you have questions, call the Extension Office.