4-H Sharpshooters compete at Adair County

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By Roberta Hunt

The first days of the Kentucky State Fair were successful for Washington County 4-H members.  I have seen many Washington County families and individuals enjoying the fair and visiting Cloverville to see the completed 4-H projects and the many 4-H events going on during the fair.  This week will involve 4-H members showing cattle and local 4-H members presenting and performing on Thursday which will be District 5 Day in Cloverville.  Watch in a few weeks for all of the 4-H results from the Kentucky State Fair.  Hope to see more of you this week at the fair!

Four members of the Washington County 4-H Sharpshooters rifle team competed in a 4-H competition sponsored by Adair County 4-H on Aug. 15 in Columbia.  Winning first place in both 22 Sport and Target divisions for 15-18-year olds was Will Carrico.  Winning second place in the 9-11-year old 22 Target division was Thomas Smith.  Winning third in the 12-14-year old 22 Target division was Kayla Wimsatt.  Also competing was Cheyenne Merriman.   Congratulations to all for representing Washington County.  The 4-H Sharpshooters Club will be competing in the State-wide 4-H Shooting Sports Contest on Sept. 19 -20.  The club will reopen for new membership at their October club meeting. The date will be set in the near future.

The Washington County 4-H Young Riders will be hosting a Fun Horse Show on Saturday, Sept.12, 4 p.m. at Willisburg Community Park.  Show bills are available from the extension office or a club member.  The club is open for new membership.  The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 21, 7 p.m. at the extension office.  The club meets the third Monday of each month.

Many people enjoyed seeing the rabbit and poultry exhibits at the state fair last week.  Many parents are interested in their children having an animal project, but land and cost is often a concern.  Both rabbits and poultry can be economical projects for youth.  The Washington County Spurs and Furs invites new members to get involved in their club.  The next meeting will be Sept. 22, 6:30 p.m. at the extension office.  The club meets as close to the third Tuesday of each month as possible.

This summer, four Washington County 4-Her’s competed in the State 4-H Livestock Judging Contest held in MuhlenburgCounty.  Participating was Taylor Blandford, Justin Campbell,  Emilee Graves and  Jacob Graves.  Taylor Blandford won first place in the 12-13-year old goat division.  All four youth are members of the Washington County Hooves and Horns 4-H Club.  This club is for youth interested in large livestock projects.  The club will open for new membership this fall.  The date for their first meeting will be set in the near future.

For more information on any of these clubs, contact the Washington County Extension Office at 336-7741.