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The Court of Honor for Clothes You Buy includes Meg Hintzen, Jordan Lund, Jodee Oelke, Samantha Hoppe, Alexis Kokett, Whitney Olson, Jackie Oelke and Kylee Fernholz.

4-H Clothing and Textiles Day and Fashion Review winners announced

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The 2009 Douglas County 4-H Clothing and Textiles Day and Fashion Review were held Thursday, July 30 at Discovery Middle School in Alexandria.


The theme for the public style show was "Fashion in the Tropics!" Area 4-H members modeled 55 outfits.

The Fashion Review Program consists of two components - Clothes You Make and Clothes You Buy.

Event emcee was 4-H Summer Intern Katie Klimek. Narrators included Meg Hintzen, Candace Kallevig and Kylie Schauff.

Performing Arts judging was also part of the evening.

Gifts, gift certificates, medallions and plaques were awarded to the champions by area businesses and individuals. Several businesses and 4-H friends also contributed items and time to the event.

The 4-H Fashion Review program gives 4-H'ers the opportunity to:

• develop skills in planning, selecting and making becoming clothing.

• select suitable accessories and model with confidence a garment made to meet one's wardrobe needs.

• build self-confidence and poise.

• develop good posture and grooming habits.

• practice leadership skills and roles, take part in community affairs and demonstrate citizenship responsibility.

• explore career opportunities in the fashion industry.

The public is invited to view all 4-H exhibits at the Douglas County Fair August 20-23.

The results of Thursday's event follows:

Clothes You Buy

Court of Honor: Kylee Fernholz, Runestone; Samantha Hoppe, Spruce Hill Rangers; Meg Hintzen, Liberty Livewires; Jodee Oelke, Runestone; Jackie Oelke, Runestone; Whitney Olson, Lucky Star; Alexis Kokett, Liberty Livewires and Jordan Lund, Moe.

Overall Fashion Review Champion: Jackie Oelke, Runestone.

4-H Choice Awards: Grades 3-5 Chelsea Drown, Liberty Livewires; Grades 6-8 Jackie Oelke, Runestone; Grades 9 & up Jodee Oelke, Runestone; Cloverbuds Rachel Kokett, Liberty Livewires.

Grades 3-5: Champion - Melissa Haseman, Urness. Reserve - Jordan Lund, Moe. Honorable mention - Josh Brezina, Lucky Star; Katelyn Kokett, Moe; Jack Schouweiler, Chippewans.

Grades 6-8: Champion - Kylee Fernholz, Runestone. Reserve - Paige Gabrielson, Hoofbeats. Honorable Mention - Jackie Oelke, Runestone; Carly Snell, GoBees.

Grade 9 and above: Champion - Meg Hintzen, Liberty Livewires. Reserve - Meg Hintzen, Liberty Livewires. Honorable Mention - Jessa Kokett, Liberty Livewires; Jodee Oelke, Runestone; Lauren Engebretson, Chippewans.

Overall Champion: Meg Hintzen, Liberty Livewires.

Clothes You Make

Court of Honor: Jodee Oelke, Runestone; Candace Kallevig, Victoria Vikings; Jackie Oelke, Runestone; Lauren Engebretson, Chippewans; Alexis Kokett, Liberty Livewires; Tyra Johnson, Carlos Happy Helpers; Jordan Lund, Moe; and Jack Schouweiler, Chippewans.

Overall Champion Fashion Review Champion: Candace Kallevig.

4-H Choice Awards: Grades 3-5 Jack Schouweiler, Chippewans; Jordan Lund, Moe; Tyra Johnson, Carlos Happy Helpers; Bobby Hoppe, Spruce Hill Rangers. Grades 6-8 Jackie Oelke, Runestone. Grades 9 and above Jodee Oelke, Runestone.

Clothing and Textiles - Clothes you Make and Non-clothing Items

Grades 3-5: Champion - Tyra Johnson, Carlos Happy Helpers. Reserve - Jordan Lund, Moe. Honorable Mention - Jack Schouweiler, Chippewans; Emily Dreger, Spruce Hill Rangers; Rachel Kriese, LaGrande Champions; Kimberly Snell, GoBees.

Grades 6-8: Champion - Molly Schouweiler, Chippewans. Reserve - Alexis Kokett, Liberty Livewires. Honorable Mention - Jackie Oelke, Runestone; Jordan Massmann, Lucky Star; Molly Schouweiler, Chippewans.

Grade 9 and above: Champion - Jodee Oelke, Runestone. Reserve - Lauren Engebretson, Chippewans. Honorable Mention - Lauren Engebretson, Chippewans, Candace Kallevig, Victoria Vikings.

Overall Champion: Jodee Oelke.


Grand Champion: Samantha Lahman, Runestone. Reserve Champion: Alexis Kokett. Honorable Mention: Megan Kokett, Moe; Jodee Oelke, Runestone; Jackie Oelke, Runestone.

Performing Arts

Performing Arts projects were judged during the public Fashion Review and added entertainment to the evening. Participants included Mark Kallevig, Victoria Vikings, piano solo; Cody Lund, Moe, banjo solo; Candace Kallevig, Victoria Vikings, piano solo; Jack Schouweiler, Chippewans, poetry reading; Meg Hintzen, Liberty Livewires, Caroler Exhibit.

Grand Champion: Jack Schouweiler, Chippewans; Reserve Champion: Candace Kallevig, Victoria Vikings, Honorable Mention: Meg Hintzen, Liberty Livewires.