4-Hers attend camp

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By Roberta Hunt

Cool weather, great staff and enthusiastic campers all equaled a fantastic week at the Lake Cumberland 4-H Camp for Washington County.

Thirty-four Washing-ton County campers and counselors enjoyed a week at camp whose theme, Camp Scene Investigation involved a camp mystery that all campers had a chance to solve for a grand prize at the end of the week. Classes such as lakefront, swimming, high and low ropes, archery, riflery, crafts, fingerprinting, sketch artist, nutrition, leather craft and biologist in training were other highlights of the four day camp.

Attending from Washington County were Lily Boone, Kati Bottoms, Kelly Craig, Amber Eby, Chloe Edwards, Courtney Edwards, Autumn Hood, Catherine Marrinan, Alexandria Mattingly, Farriah Mattingly, Chelsea Parrott, Maaya Robinson, Bailey Shewmaker, Brooke Williams, Taylor Blandford, Mollie Boone, Reno Boone, Alex Elliott, Brian Mendoza, Edwin Mendoza, IsidoroMendoza, and Chris Warner. Teen counselors were McCabe Fields, Katherine Fields, Olivia Taylor, and Clare Lutz. Sunny Addison and Kayla Edelen were counselors in training. Also, helping at camp were Steven Osborne, Keri Manley, Courtney Murphy (summer intern) and instructors Jimmy Hatchett (riflery) and Laura Peek (nutrition).


Members of the new Washington County 4-H Livestock Club competed in the State 4-H Livestock Judging Contest on June 17 at the Madison County Fairgrounds in Richmond. Participating in the Clover division were Emilee Graves, Jacob Graves, Justin Campbell and Alexandria Mattingly. Competing in the Intermediate division were Farriah Mattingly, Valerie Mitchell and Taylor Blandford.

In the Clover division, Emilee Graves placed 17th individual in judging goats and the team placed 15th. The Clover team placed 14th in beef and 15thin sheep. In the swine division, Jacob Graves placed as the 19th individual and the team placed 10th. The Clover team placed 16th overall in the contest.

In the Intermediate division, Farriah Mattingly placed 7th individual in the sheep division and the team placed 5th. Taylor Blandford placed 22nd in swine individually and the team placed 5th. The Intermediate team also placed 9th in goats, 7th in beef and 8th overall.

Members of the 4-H Spurs and Furs showed in the Marion County Fair Rabbit and Poultry Show that was held on July 3 in Lebanon. In the Mini Rabbit divis

ion, Amber Eby won 1st with her Sr. Doe, 1st with her Jr. Doe, 3rdwith her Sr. Buck and was named Mini Rabbit champion. In the Large Rabbit division, Jonathon Hudson won 1st and 3rd with his Sr. Bucks, 3rd and 4th with his Jr. Bucks and 4thwith his Jr. Doe. Kelsey Thompson also showed in the Large Rabbit division receiving 1st with her Jr. Buck , 2nd with her Sr. Doe and 2ndwith her Jr. Doe. Kelsey won Best of Show with her Large Jr. Buck. In the Medium Rabbit Division, Kelsey Thompson won 1st, 3rd and 4th with her Jr. Bucks, 3rd with her Sr. Doe and 3rd and 4thwith her Jr. Does. She also won Medium Rabbit Champion. At this time, poultry results were not available for Stephen Carney. Congratulations to the Spurs and Furs for their top awards.


4-H Young Riders results from the State 4-H Horse Show will be in an upcoming 4-H news as well as the 4-H Sharpshooters District 4 competition results. Also, on Saturday, July 12, Kelli Wharton will be presenting her speech at the State 4-H Communications Day to be held on the University of Kentucky campus. We’ll look forward to all of these results and more! Good luck to all of our members this summer!