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Fashion at the fair

Fashion Review Court of Honor Clothes You Buy winners were (back) Molly Schouweiler (Overall Fashion Review Champion) Francesca Palmer, Kylee Fernholz (Grade 9+ Champion and Overall Champion), Paige Gabrielson, Stephanie Drown, (front) Katie Kent, Riley Fernholz (Grade 3-5 Champion) and Lexi Klimek. (contributed photo)1 / 7
Fashion Review Court of Honor Clothes You Make winners included (back) Jackie Oelke (Grades 9+ Champion, Overall Fashion Review Champion and Overall Champion), Amanda Brezina (Grades 6-8 Champion), Katie Kent, Lindsey Erickson, (front) Scarlet Bergstrom-McKee, Zachary Kent (Grades 3-5 Champion) and Caitlyn Deschene.2 / 7
Clothes You Make 4-H Choice Award winners were Caitlyn Deschene, Scarlet Bergstrom-McKee and Jackie Oelke.3 / 7
Fashion Review Clothes You Buy 4-H Choice Award winners included Paige Gabrielson, Brynn Fernholz, Meredith Lieser and Stormy Hegg.4 / 7
The Performing Arts Champion was Kendra Sukke (center). Jada Hanson and Colin Barten received reserve champion honors.5 / 7
In the Quilts category, (left to right) Katie Kent was the champion, Jackie Oelke was reserve champion and Molly Schouweiler received honorable mention.6 / 7
Christina Kuismi GRADE 6-8 CHAMPION CLOTHES YOU BUY7 / 7

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.


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.


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.


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.