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4-H Demonstration Day held

Carl and Eric Branch of the GoBees 4-H Club earned grand champion honors for their demonstration entitled "The Tomato, from Seed to Sandwich" at judging day on July 15. (contributed photo)

4-H members in the Food Review and Demonstrations project areas participated in judging day on July 15.

Both are public presentations where youth develop self-confidence, clearly express ideas, acquire subject matter knowledge and share that knowledge with others.

Food Review participants are required to design a menu and place setting. At the judging event, they brought the place setting, centerpiece and one food item from the menu.

Youth were evaluated on their presentation of the place setting, knowledge of the nutritional value of their meals and an interview.

Natalie Barten of the GoBees 4-H Club was the grand champion in Grades 9+. She presented healthy eating for children ages 3 to 6. Her place setting was the "food plate" model of the Food Pyramid used at her mother's daycare.

In the demonstration area, youth are evaluated on the ability to communicate information, proper use of visuals, correct use of an introduction, body and conclusion, and the ability to answer questions.

Carl and Eric Branch of the GoBees earned grand champion honors with their presentation, "The Tomato, from Seed to Sandwich," on the growth and care of tomatoes.

Madison Floden of the Hoofbeats Club received reserve champion honors for her demonstration on how to show a rabbit at the fair.