A very successful 4-H year for livestock and lifeskill projects completed with the 4-H Achievement Day at Chesterville Fair. Over 100 4-H members exhibited their projects at the Fair.
In the hall, we saw exhibits from the 4-H Judging Club, 4-H Woodworking Club, 4-H Jams, Jellies and Pickles Club and the 4-H Photography Club.
The best exhibit in the hall went to the gift basket decorated for Christmas by Laura Vingerhoeds, Chesterville. This class was one of the largest in 4-H division. The second prize gift basket was entered by Emily Vingerhoeds and third prize by Rebecca Berube.
The first prize article of sewing was awarded to Julia Deeke. The 4-H Record book class had eleven entries. Emily Vingerhoeds and Julie Deeke entered the top two books. . This year the Jams, Jellies and Pickles 4-H Club was busy in the kitchen. In the strawberry jam class, the first prize entry was Emmanuelle Sheldrick with Marc Sheldrick in second. In the salsa class first was Julia Deeke and second was Laura Bossel. The peanut brittle class was won by Julia Deeke.
The Woodworking Club members exhibited bird houses this year. The top two placings were Derek Vingerhoeds and Shannon Toonen
The top club exhibit was entered by the Dundas 4-H Photography Club with the title "Animals". Second prize exhibit went to the Ormond Jams Jellies and Pickles Club and third to another entry from the Photography Club.
The Judging Club entered a variety of entries. The top member exhibit was displayed by Warren Schneckenburger. The top 4-H game was entered by Kevin Groniger and Brenda Velthuis. In the poster competition, Dana Kittle had the top entry. The best chocolate cupcakes were entered by Laure Bossel. The first prize soybean sample belonged to Yann Bossel and the first prize hay exhibit went to Robert Velthuis. Richard Groniger exhibited the first prize flower arrangement.
On Sat. Aug. 28, Robert MacDonald from Dalkeith was the judge for the Dundas 4-H Dairy Clubs Achievement Day. This year the clubs did an excellent job of decorating the tie up areas with their displays. The top tie stall exhibit went to Dundas South 4-H Dairy Club. The Grand Champion Showperson was the first prize senior showperson Kelly Fawcett and Reserve Honours went to Todd Edwards, the second prize Intermediate Showperson. Other winners in Showmanship classes were: 2nd prize senior Dan Schuler; first prize intermediate Jessica Edwards; first prize junior Darren Guy; 2nd prize junior Megan Kittle; 1st prize novice Dana Kittle; 2nd prize novice Laura Melenhorst. Congratulations to all the 4-H members for doing an excellent job in the showmanship classes. The dairy club leaders have done an excellent job on teaching the members some of the techniques and etiquette in showing a calf.
The Grand Champion 4-H Calf of the day was Seawayview Rudolph Princess, the first prize Junior Yearling for Todd Edwards. Reserve Champion honours went to Jessica Edwards with her Junior calf Seawayview Milan Opus. First prize intermediate calf Melna Windsor Sandy for Megan Melenhorst. Kelly Fawcett topped the senior calf class with Kearnsvale CC Charisma. The top summer yearling was the entry of Kristen Keyes on Becklea Connie Lindy. The first prize Ayrshire calf was the entry of Megan Kittle showing Dingmac BBBK Lovely Alona.
A special thanks is extended to all the 4-H volunteers and sponsors of the 4-H program for all the support and dedication you give to 4-H.