4-H clubs prep for Missouri State Fair competitions

Last updated: July 13. 2014 9:50PM - 542 Views

Faith Bemiss | DemocratPettis County youth were busy Saturday participating in shows and fairs that will give them a chance to compete in the Missouri State Fair in August. Little Rianna Hagedoron, 2, of Sedalia, walks the family's Australian Shepherd at the Pettis County 4-H Dog Show hosted inside the Commercial Building on the fairgrounds. Her siblings, Reed, 4, Ryan, 9, and Riley, 12, were competing in the show. Amy Gibbs, show superintendent, said the 4-H show was an open competition with 25 youth and 31 dogs from six counties participating.
Faith Bemiss | DemocratPettis County youth were busy Saturday participating in shows and fairs that will give them a chance to compete in the Missouri State Fair in August. Little Rianna Hagedoron, 2, of Sedalia, walks the family's Australian Shepherd at the Pettis County 4-H Dog Show hosted inside the Commercial Building on the fairgrounds. Her siblings, Reed, 4, Ryan, 9, and Riley, 12, were competing in the show. Amy Gibbs, show superintendent, said the 4-H show was an open competition with 25 youth and 31 dogs from six counties participating.
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Faith Bemiss | Democrat


Pettis County youth were busy Saturday participating in shows and fairs that will give them a chance to compete in the Missouri State Fair in August. Little Rianna Hagedoron, 2, of Sedalia, walks the family’s Australian Shepherd at the Pettis County 4-H Dog Show hosted inside the Commercial Building on the fairgrounds. Her siblings, Reed, 4, Ryan, 9, and Riley, 12, were competing in the show. Amy Gibbs, show superintendent, said the 4-H show was an open competition with 25 youth and 31 dogs from six counties participating.


Faith Bemiss | Democrat


Jessica Cobban, 17, of Fair Grove, with the Sac River Stablemates 4-H, gives her Spinone Italiano, Windy, a reassuring pat before entering the ring for the Junior Showmanship class of the competition Saturday. She went on to win second place in the event. Cobban and her sister, Mattie Cobban, 14, brought two other Spinone Italianos, Bree and Flash, and a Newfoundland, Bazooka, to the competition.


Faith Bemiss | Democrat


Grant Amos, 7, of Sedalia, a Pettis County 4-H Clover Kid, gets ready for the costume division of the dog show hosted at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. His mother, Sheila Amos, helped dress their Australian Shepard, Cooper, as a dairy cow. Grant’s sister, Madalyn Amos, said Cooper had already received second, third and fifth place ribbons.


Faith Bemiss | Democrat


Ivy Elwell, of La Monte, gets ready to line up for the Pettis County 4-H Dog Show costume division Saturday. Her theme was “How to Train Your Human,” while she dressed the part of the dragon Toothless, and her Australian Shepherd, Hogan, dressed the part of Hiccup from the movie “How to Train Your Dragon.”


Faith Bemiss | Democrat


Across the county, at the Smithton Town and Country Fair on Saturday, Geneanne Kearney, left, helps her granddaughters, Alyssya Cason, 12, and Madison Kratzer, 15, unload their pies for the fair’s Pie Competition. Kratzer and her brother, Noah Kratzer, are members of Pettis County Ringen Brushy 4-H.


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Noah Kratzer places his lemon meringue pie entries next to his mother’s pies. Earlier in the day Noah received a Showmanship Award and Grand Champion for his sheep in the fair’s Beef, Sheep and Goat Show.


 
 
 
 
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