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4-H youth take part in foods, performing arts, clothing event

Youth of many talents gathered at the Worthington Christian Church last Friday to judge their foods, performing arts, clothing and demonstration projects.

Youth spent one-on-one time with a 4-H judge explaining their project and what they learned. Youth members showcased their skills and learning in many different ways: some used a foods project to explain the healthy meals and how yeast is impacted by humidity, other youth modeled their thrifted clothing, and other youth demonstrated their teaching techniques on how to wrap a present..

In the evening, fashion revue and performing arts participants put on a public showcase event. Court of honor honorees for fashion revue and performing arts champions were announced at the conclusion of the show.

The purchase clothing champion was Liv Vander Kooi and the reserve champion was Whitney Henning. The upcycled clothing champion was Jocelyn Horn and the reserve champion was Liv Vander Kooi.

Cloverbuds honored during the public fashion revue included: Zakiah Groenewold, Raeya Hietbrink, Gavyn Gainey, Adalyn Hein and Violet Vander Kooi

A special thanks to Farmers Union and the Worthington Garden Club for their support of the Fashion Revue program.

Performing Arts champions were announced. Lucas Flynn won reserve champion grades 6+ and overall reserve champion for his piano solo. Danika Nordby won champion grades 6+ and grand champion for her piano solo. Annika Hietbrink won grand champion grades 3-5 for her piano solo. Clara Hietbrink won reserve champion grades 3-5 for her piano solo.

All projects will be available for viewing at the 2023 Nobles County Fair starting on Wednesday, Aug. 2.

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