by Julia Wilson, Edmonson County Extension Agent/Family & Consumer Sciences/ 4-H Youth Development
Edmonson County was well represented at the Kentucky State Fair. The fair hosts 4-H projects from across the state in Cloverville. Cloverville consists of 18 divisions where 4-H'ers can showcase their projects. In order to exhibit a 4-H project in Cloverville, 4-H'ers must first compete in their county and be selected as the champion in the class. These champions advance to the Kentucky State Fair and are exhibited in Cloverville where they are judged on the Danish System. The Danish system awards all entries a ribbon based on their quality. Purple= excels, denotes champion of a class. Blue=excellent, Red=good, White= fair.
Lillian Harmon, daughter of Laura Harmon and Scott Harmon, brought home Grand Champion in Food Preservation with her Strawberry Jam. Lillian competed against 90 other food preservation entries from across the state. Lillian is a member of the 4-H Outdoors Club in Edmonson County. The club hosted a food preservation workshop this past summer where Lillian canned her strawberry jam entry.
Several Edmonson County 4-H’ers also competed in the State Fair.
White -Wood Science Level 1, Made from a kit
Blue- Junior Art Trends-Mixed Media
White-Junior Acrylic Still Life
Red-Senior Acrylic Still Life
Red -Junior Abstract Painting
Blue -Junior Heritage Craft
Blue- Home Environment-Unit III, Piece of furniture refinished
Blue- Home Environment-Unit III, Old or discarded item made useful in a new way as a home accessory
Blue- Let's Learn to Sew Unit I - Non Clothing Option
Purple/Blue- Strawberry Jam
Blue- Junior Upcycling Project
Congratulations to all of our 4-H’ers.
4-H'ers can be involved in Cloverville in a variety of ways from exhibiting projects, conducting demonstrations, and performing talents on stage. If your child is interested in participating in 4-H please contact the Edmonson County UK Cooperative Extension Office at 270-597-3628.