Pendleton County 4-H’ers exhibited their projects in July at the Pendleton Community Building in Franklin and at the Tri- County Fair in Petersburg. All blue ribbon projects were on display at the State Fair of West Virginia in Lewisburg.
Thirty-seven purple ribbons were awarded to 4-H’ers with scores above 95 points in each project category. Seven blue ribbons were awarded to projects with scores between 90 and 95 points. Four projects with scores between 80 and 89 points received red ribbons. Four white ribbons were given to members with project scores between 70 and 79 points.
Forty-six 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.
Thirteen green ribbons were awarded to Cloverbuds 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 Association. All projects exhibited at the state fair receive $3.50.
Best of show winners for Pendleton County 4-H at the Tri-County Fair included Marion Williams (Exploring 4-H, Your Family, and the World of the Arts), Vivian Pownell (Theatre Arts), Ty Armentrout (Tree Identification), Hannah Heavner (Cooking 101), Hannah Bennett (First Aid in Action), Jameigh Miller (Self-Determined), Zander Adams (Take Your Pick), Branson Smith (Measuring Up, Year 1), Easton Boner (Measuring Up, Year 2) and Alex Adams (Skynet Junior Scholars, Year 2).