The Kentucky State Fair has been so much fun this year, and our 4-H members are doing a fantastic job representing Washington County. Everyone still has a chance to go to the fair through Aug. 28 and enjoy all of the sights, sounds and smells! Don’t forget to check out Cloverville and the West Wing.
Washington County 4-H has had numerous class winners and champions at the Kentucky State Fair and I have taken a lot of photos to share with everyone once the fair is over. This week our Washington County youth will be showing in the beef shows, participating in District 5 day at Cloverville and the 4-H Young Riders will be performing on Saturday in Cloverville. Congratulations to those who have participated and good luck to those competing this week!
There will be a 4-H Forestry workshop at St. Catharine College on Monday, Aug. 29, 6 p.m. Participants should meet at the picnic tables between Lourdes Hall and the Motherhouse. This will be a good time for students completing a leaf collection to meet and get leaves and receive in depth instruction. If attending you should bring a magazine to place your leaves in and an ink pen to write down notes and identifications.
The Washington County 4-H Sharpshooters have been busy competing and getting ready for the state contest in September. On Saturday, Aug. 6, the 22-rifle team competed in the Adair Co. Invitational Contest. In the Sport Rifle 9-11 year old division, Gabe Allen won 2nd individual. Washington County had the first place team consisting of Gabe Allen, Mason Hamilton, Daniel DeWitt and Daniel Eager. Also competing was Trey Mudd. In the 12-14-year-old division winning 1st place individual was Andrew Flowers and 2nd individual was Ryan Boblitt. Washington County also took home the first place team award consisting of Andrew Flowers, Ryan Boblitt, Matthew Hutchins and Dylan Catlett. Also participating was Thomas Smith and Patrick Flowers.In the 15-19-year-old category winning 1st place individual was Don Flowers.
In the 22-rifle target 9-11-year-old division winning 1st place individual was Gabe Allen and tied for 3rd was Mason Hamilton. First place team honors went to Gabe Allen, Mason Hamilton, Trey Mudd and Daniel Eager. Also competing was Daniel DeWitt. In the 12-14-year-old division, winning 1st place was Andrew Flowers and 2nd individual was Dylan Catlett. First place team honors went to Andrew Flowers, Dylan Catlett, Matthew Hutchins and Ryan Boblitt. Also participating was Thomas Smith and Patrick Flowers. In the 15-19-year-old category winning 1st place individual was Don Flowers.
On Aug. 13, Marion and Washington Co. 4-H held a 3D archery shoot at the Marion Co. Sportsman Club. In the Compound Bare 9-11 division, winning 1st place was Bryce Hall. Also participating was Madeline Townes. In the 12-14 division winning 2nd place was Amanda Dewitt. Participating in the 12-14 Bowhunter division were Derek Barr and Alex Townes. In the coaches division, winning 1st place was Stacy Barr.
Congratulations to all of our members as they prepare for the state contest on Sept. 17-18.