Fashion at the fair
The 2013 Douglas County 4-H Clothing and Textiles Day and Fashion Review were held on July 30 at Discovery Middle School in Alexandria.
The theme for the public style show was "4-H Island Get Away," with 41 outfits modeled by area 4-H members. Performing Arts judging was also part of the evening.
The public is invited to view these 4-H exhibits and others at the Douglas County Fair August 15-18.
The Fashion Review Program consists of two components - Clothes/Textiles You Make and Clothes You Buy. The 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, demonstrate citizenship responsibility.
--Explore career opportunities in the fashion industry.
CLOTHES YOU BUY
Fashion Review Court of Honor: Molly Schouweiler, Chippewans; Kylee Fernholz, Runestone; Francesca Palmer, Spruce Hill Rangers; Katie Kent, GoBees; Riley Fernholz, Lake Mary Troopers; Lexi Klimek, Lucky Star; Paige Gabrielson, Hoofbeats; Stephanie Drown, Liberty Livewires. Overall Champion: Molly Schouweiler.
4-H Choice Awards: Grades 3-5 - Brynn Fernholz; Grades 6-8 - Meredith Lieser and Stormy Hegg; Grades 9 and up - Paige Gabrielson.
Grades 3-5: Champion - Riley Fernholz, Lake Mary Troopers. Reserve - Caitlin Erickson, Chippewans. Honorable Mention - Lexi Klimek, Lucky Star; Julianna Collins, Fancy Farmers; Caitlyn Deschene, Moe.
Grades 6-8: Champion - Christina Kuismi, Christina Lakers. Reserve - Anna Jensen, Lake Mary Troopers. Honorable Mention - Francesca Palmer, Spruce Hill Rangers; Jack Schouweiler, Chippewans.
Grade 9 and above: Champion - Kylee Fernholz, Runestone. Reserve - Katie Kokett, Moe. Honorable Mention - Ashley Fults, Christina Lakers; Paige Gabrielson, Hoofbeats; Stephanie Drown, Liberty Livewires.
Overall Champion: Kylee Fernholz.
CLOTHES YOU MAKE
Fashion Review Court of Honor: Jackie Oelke, Runestone; Amanda Brezina, Lucky Star; Katie Kent, GoBees; Lindsey Erickson, Chippewans; Zachary Kent, GoBees; Caitlyn Deschene, Moe. Overall Champion: Jackie Oelke.
4-H Choice Awards: Grades 3-5 - Caitlyn Deschene. Grades 6 and up - Jackie Oelke with Scarlet Bergstrom-McKee.
CLOTHES YOU MAKE/NON-CLOTHING ITEMS/RECYCLED
Grade 3-5: Champion - Zachary Kent, GoBees. Reserve - Morgan Mittag, Carlos Happy Helpers. Honorable Mention - Caitlin Erickson, Chippewans; Caitlyn Deschene, Moe; Joseph Palmer, Spruce Hill Rangers.
Grades 6-8: Champion - Amanda Brezina, Lucky Star. Reserve - Katie Kent, GoBees. Honorable Mention - Katie Kent, GoBees; Stormy Hegg, Lucky Star; Ali Patton, Lucky Star; Lindsey Erickson, Chippewans.
Grade 9 and above: Champion - Jackie Oelke, Runestone. Reserve Champion - Jackie Oelke, Runestone.
Overall Champion: Jackie Oelke.
Grand Champion: Katie Kent, GoBees.
Reserve Champion: Jackie Oelke, Runestone.
Honorable Mention: Molly Schouweiler, Chippewans; Rachel Kokett, Liberty Livewires; Sarah Dreger, Spruce Hill Rangers.
Performing Arts projects were judged during the public Fashion Review and added entertainment to the evening. Participants were:
Kendra Sukke, vocal/piano solo, Liberty Livewires (Grand Champion); Colin Barten, vocal solo, GoBees (Reserve Champion); Jada Hanson, vocal solo, Liberty Livewires (Reserve Champion); Paige Gabrielson, vocal solo, Hoofbeats; Amanda Brezina, flute solo, Lucky Star; Stormy Hegg, monologue, Lucky Star; Michael Way, vocal solo, Moe; and Ramsey Burss, figure skating, Chippewans.
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Gifts, gift certificates, medallions and plaques were awarded to the champions by area businesses and individuals.