Three Clayton County 4-H'ers Receive Special Recognition at State Fair

Clayton County 4-H member, Jayna Felder of Guttenberg, has been recognized for an outstanding visual arts project.  Her exhibit was an Embroidered Peacock.
"These 4-H'ers have demonstrated outstanding learning and ability in visual arts," said Tammy Muller, Clayton County 4-H& Youth Program Coordinator.  "Their projects have allowed them to learn new techniques and try a variety of creative media."
 More than 450 visual arts exhibits were shown and judged in the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair, according to Mitchell Hoyer, program specialist for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach 4-H Youth Development and 4-H Exhibits Building Superintendent.  
 Emily Kraus, Guttenberg, exhibited an outstanding food and nutrition exhibit at the Iowa State Fair in the 4-H Exhibits Building.  Her exhibit was a German Apple Walnut Apple Bundt Cake. 
"Food and nutrition is one of the top projects in 4-H enrollment," said Tammy Muller, Clayton county 4-H & Youth Program Coordinator.  "Most 4-H'ers enjoy learning about food. Having a nutrition display selected at the Iowa State Fair is an honor."
"Food and nutrition exhibits at the Iowa State Fair demonstrate that 4-H'ers set goals for themselves and work to meet those goals throughout the year." said Mitchell Hoyer, program specialist for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach 4-H Youth Development and 4-H Exhibits Building Superintendent.
Kaitlin Orr of Elgin, received the Outstanding Recognition from the Clothing & Fashion, Sewing and Needle Arts Judges.  Her quilt was exhibited in the 4-H Exhibit Building at the Iowa State Fair along with over 450 other entries in the sewing & needle arts class.
 "4-H'ers can learn to master several skills through clothing and fashion, sewing and needle arts," says Mitchell Hoyer, program specialist for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach 4-H Youth Development and 4-H Exhibits Building Superintendent.  "They set their goals early in the year and map out a way to accomplish those goals, learning much more than just sewing skills along the way."
"We are very proud of the personal accomplishments of 4-H participants in these project areas and the educational learning experiences and life skills they gain," said LuAnn Johansen, Assistant Director of ISU Extension and Outreach 4-H Youth Development.
 For more 4-H information, contact Clayton County ISU Extension office at 563-245-1451

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