Pendleton County 4-H’ers showcased their projects July 18 – 19 at the Pendleton Community Building in Franklin and July 31 – Aug. 6 at the Tri-County Fair in Petersburg. All of the blue-ribbon projects were on exhibit Aug. 11 – 20 at the State Fair of West Virginia in Lewisburg.
Forty-five purple ribbons were awarded to the 4-H’ers with the highest blue-ribbon scores above 95 points in each project category. Eight blue ribbons were awarded to projects with scores between 90 and 100 points. Eleven projects with scores between 80 and 89 points received red ribbons. Two white ribbons were given to members with project scores between 70-79 points. Twenty-two 4-H’ers are enrolled in beef, goat, sheep, swine and horse projects and will complete record guides after they have shown or sold their animal. Seventeen green Cloverbud ribbons were awarded to members for project completion. To complete a project, a 4-H’er must complete the project book, make an exhibit and fill out an activity record form.
In addition to ribbons, 4-H’ers receive premium money for their efforts in completing projects. Four-H’ers will receive $4 for each purple and blue ribbon, $3 for each red ribbon, and $2 for each white ribbon on the county level and from the Tri County Fair. All projects receiving blue ribbons and exhibited at the state fair receive $3.50.
Best of show winners for Pendleton County 4-H at the Tri-County Fair included Easton Boner, Scratching the Surface; Marley Champ, Cooking 101; and Lydia Heavner, Family History Treasure Hunt, all members of Upper Tract Producers; Zander Adams, Take Your Pick (gardening); Alex Adams, Skynet Junior Scholars; Kenden Champ, Trapping; and Vivian Pownell, Getting Started in Art, all members of the Franklin Mountaineers; Ava Bowers, Getting Started in Art, a member of the Sugar Grove Maple Leaves; Callie Judy, Staying Healthy; and Abby Judy, Under Construction, both members of the North Fork 4-H Club.
During the State Fair of West Virginia, Alex Adams (Skynet Junior Scholars), Zander Adams (Take your Pick) and Easton Boner (This is 4-H) were all chosen as Best of Show out of 2,500 other exhibits from across the state.