4-H excels at Franklin County Fair

Aubrey Wilson (holding the basket), of the Groveport Buttoneers 4-H, had the Reserve Champion Market Rabbits. She is pictured here with her family, buyers and Franklin County Fair royalty.

These Groveport Buttoneers 4-H Club members received at least a blue ribbon on their projects at the 2019 Franklin County Junior Fair and other awards as noted.

Stella Casto – Cupcake Wars Decorating contest, 5th place. Jacob Garrett – Entering Electronics Level 4 – Superior, State Fair selection, Ohio Birds – Outstanding, State Fair selection. Samantha Garrett – Outerwear for Anywhere – Outstanding, State Fair selection (participation ribbon), Yeast Breads – Superior, honorable mention. Luke Gavorcik – Veggie Car Derby – Youth division, Duct Tape Challenge – Youth division.

Matthew Gavorcik – Dashboard Dining, Interlock Block Jr. Division. He also travelled to Washington, D.C. in July as part of 4-H’s Leadership Washington Focus trip. Nancy Gavorcik – Let’s Bake Quick Breads – Outstanding; 4th place in the Slow Cooker Challenge. Abby Harshman – Makeover My Space – Superior. Max Harshman – ATV Safety – Superior, Best in Class, Grill Master – Outstanding, State Fair alternate.

Anaiya Jenkins – Loungewear – Outstanding, Honorable Mention. Natina Jenkins – Global Gourmet Ryleigh Kelley – Becoming Money Wise – Outstanding. Elizabeth Masino – Creative Baking Contest – 5th place for her Decadent Fudge bundt cake; Snack Attack – red ribbon; Photography Contest – 1st place in Water Fun class, 2nd place for Bug’s Eye View class. Melanie Oiler – Purr-fect Pet Pals – Outstanding, Honorable Mention. Camryn Schooley – Warm it Up – Superior, State Fair selection.

Chancelyr Schooley – The Laundry Project. Jadyn Schooley – Crank it Up – Superior, State Fair selection (participation ribbon). Aidan Stobart – Magic of Electricity – Outstanding, State Fair selection (participation ribbon); Get Started in Art. Stella Stobart – Cake Decorating – Superior, State Fair selection (Outstanding of the Day); Get Started in Art. Colten Watkins – Scored 86 on judging for Market Swine; 4th in Class on Jr. Swine Showmanship; 6th in Class on Jr. Market Swine; 3rd in Class on Jr. Market Swine. Morgan Webb – Cake Decorating – Outstanding.

Sydney Westcamp – Market Swine; Market Lamb. Scored 95 on judging; 5th in Class on Open Market Lamb; 4th in Class on Open Market Swine; 3rd in Class on Jr. Swine Showmanship; 4th in Class on Jr. Market Swine; 6th in Class on Jr. Market Swine; 5th in Class on Jr. Market Lamb. Savannah Westcamp – 3rd in Peewee Swine Showmanship. Parker Westcamp – 1st in Peewee Swine Showmanship.

Kody White – Pet Rabbit – Outstanding. Aubrey Wilson – Market Swine; Market Rabbit. Scored 100 on both Market Swine and Market Rabbit judging; 4th in Class on Jr. Market Swine; Reserve Champion on her pen of three rabbits; Lauren Wilson – Market Swine; Market Rabbit. Scored 95 on Swine judging, 100 on Rabbit judging; 1st in Class on Jr. Swine Showmanship; Master of Showmen on Swine; 3rd in Class of Jr. Market Swine.

Cloverbuds: Luke Gavorcik, Ariann Lynch, Anna Oiler, Quinn Kelley, Emma Webb, Lincoln Wilson, Ellie Wolery.

The 4-H club participated in the Creative Baking contestand entered a Ginger Cherry Pie in the Group Pie class. It placed 5th and participated in the Tom McNutt Memorial Creative Baking Auction.

The Groveport Buttoneers 4-H Club advisors Gaynell Garrett, Lisa Frasure, Melanie Harshman, Josh Schooley, Todd Hill, Anne Gavorcik and Grant Watkins.

Groveport Buttoneers 4-H Club meets year round and accepts new members in October. Traditional 4-H’ers (taking a project) must be at least age eight and in the third grade as of Jan. 1, 2020. Cloverbuds are age five and in kindergarten through second grade and work on group projects during the club meetings.

For information on 4-H contact Gaynell Garrett at gaynell@wideopenwest.com.

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