4-H Spring Fair Held April 29 in Cresco

2023 Howard County Spring Fair Communications & Clothing Event

Howard County 4-H held their 2023 Spring Fair Communications & Clothing event on Saturday, April 29, 2023, at NICC Cresco Center and the Cresco Community Chapel. Over 50 Educational Presentations, Working Exhibits, Clothing Selections, Clothing Challenges, and Share-the-Fun acts were presented by Howard County youth for judging. Youth who will be advancing to an Iowa State Event are as follows:

Educational Presentations

State Fair

Claire Kach: Diving into Swim Team

Brady Burke: Dorm Room Essentials

Mackenzie Midthus & Madison Midthus: Swine Presentation

Jordyn Fisk: Skiing

Taylor Reis: An Athlete’s Nightmare

Lindsey Johnson: Lindsey’s Customs

State Fair Alternate

Ella Dennler: Secrets Beneath Yellowstone

Emma Burns: Smores Bars

Working Exhibits

State Fair

Olivia Johnson & Reed Johnson: Mindful Breathing Sticks

Emma Burns: Smore Bar Snack Kits

Lindsey Johnson & Claire Kach: Pool Noodle Sailboats

Cade Reis & Easton Reis: Paper Cup Rockets

State Fair Alternates

Madison Midthus: How to make a Dog Toy

Mackenzie Midthus: Earring Holders


State Fair

Jordyn Fisk & Julianne Fisk: Line Dance

Brandon Sobolik: Piano Solo- German, French, American Anthems

Tod Merritt: Accordion Solo – Danube Waltz

State Fair Alternate

Wilson Merritt: Piano Solo- Pretty Woman, Roy Orbison

Claire Kach: Piano Solo- Here I am from Movie Spirit

Julianne Fisk & Jordyn Fisk: In Christ Alone

Xavier Ahrndt: Piano Solo- Ode to Joy/Fur Elise, Beethoven

$20 Clothing Challenge

State Fair

Olivia Johnson

 Honorable Mentions

James Kach – Top Junior

Claire Kach – Top Intermediate

Clothing Selection

State Fair

Korey Hrdlicka

Honorable Mentions

Harper Reis – Top Junior

Olivia Johnson – State Fair Alternate

Ella Dennler – Super Blue