From animal shows to exhibiting cookies, Ontario County 4-H members participated in various events over 13 days during the 2018 New York State Fair.
First-place winners received a blue ribbon. Red ribbons went to second-place winners, white ribbons represented third place and green ribbons marked participation. Ontario County 4-H members received the following ribbons at the fair.
Food and Nutrition: Hannah Czadzeck received a red ribbon for her apple pie and Natalie Santy received a blue ribbon for her chocolate chip cookies.
Fine Arts and Crafts: Lena Cooley received a blue ribbon on her recycling picture. Noah Czadzeck earned blue his knife sheath. Anna DeBoover won a blue ribbon on her handspun yarn. Shyla Luna received blue ribbons on her digital painting and her turtle, chipmunk and owl pyrography exhibits. Gracie Nicol won a blue ribbon for her drawing. Mercie Nicol earned blue and red ribbons on her drawings. Natalie Westerman received a red ribbon on her painting.
Hobby Crafts and Home Environment: Blue ribbons went to Grace Maslyn and Olivia Maslyn for their needle felting entries, Annika Parshall on her indigo dyed dish towel, and Joseph Parshall on his indigo dyed dishcloth. Red ribbons went to Bethtini Nelson-Hudgeon for her lotion exhibit, Annika Parshall for her woven rug, Jessica Rosini for her horse nail cowboy and Hope Weaver for her felt pillow. Megan Castano and Rosini received white ribbons, Castano for her recycled project and Rosini for her horseshoe boot rack.
Wearable Art: Hannah Czadzeck won a blue ribbon for her knitted hat. Annaleigh DeBoover earned ribbons on her knitted socks, hat and cabled sweater entries. Her sweater received a special recognition rosette.
Photography: Blue ribbons went to Edward Goatseay, Shyla Luna and Lillian Penird. Anna Penird, Katie Penird and Natalie Westerman won red ribbons. Luna received special recognition for her flamingo photo and won best of show in the third time period.
Horticulture and Gardening: Alex Brockway, Braydon Polce and Zi’Hira Streeter received blue ribbons for their container gardens. Polce earned a special recognition rosette for his herb garden. Shyla Luna won a blue ribbon for her plant topiary. Blue ribbons went to Maddie Boisselle, Brockway and Streeter for their garden entries, as well as Isaiah Czadzeck for his peppers. Red ribbons went to Boisselle for her onion entry, Ezekiel Czadzeck for sunflowers, Hannah Czadzeck for zinnias and Luke Czadzeck for dahlias.
Environmental Education: Luke Czadzeck won a blue ribbon for his taxidermy entry of a deerskin and Isaiah Czadzeck received a red ribbon for his snakeskin entry.
Science and Technology: Noah Czadzeck received a blue ribbon for his gun rack entry in woodworking.
Manny Mand’s decorated sneakers, Exra Hurd and Graham Mauchly’s felt pillows, and John Wassouf’s painted wooden owl were displayed for participation at the fair.
The following 4-H members participated in contests and animal shows at the State Fair.
Dairy Challenge: Emma Jacobson placed third individual, Paige Jacobson earned sixth individual and the Ontario County team won third in the novice division.
Dairy Judging: Annaleigh DeBoover participated in the senior division. Emma Jacobson placed 11th individual and Paige Jacobson earned 10th individual in the novice division. The novice team placed fourth in the state.
Poultry Science: April Washburn won first place, with Mackenzie Lill placing second, Mercie Nicol taking third and Gracie Nicol winning fourth. They will compete as the state poultry science team in November at the National Poultry Science Conference and competition in Louisville, Kentucky.
Barbecue Contest: Noah Czadzeck won fourth place and Wyatt Wadams took third place in the chicken competition. Mercie Nicol won the turkey category.
Livestock Skillathon: The senior team placed fifth, with Mackenzie Lill placing sixth individual. The combined junior team placed first, with Wyatt Wadams placing fifth individual. Amberleigh Atwood and Mercie Nicol participated for Ontario County. Annaleigh DeBoover and Scarlet Lamphier helped with the team and contest.
Livestock Judging: Annaleigh DeBoover placed ninth individual.
Youth Poultry Show: Gracie Nicol received reserve champion large fowl and placed second in the poultry senior showmanship, in which Mercie Nicol placed fourth.
Sheep Show: Cameron Allison received awards for champion ram, reserve champion ram, champion ewe and reserve champion ewe in the Oxford Breed Show. Clay Allison showed the champion ram, champion and reserve ewe, and had the champion flock in the Ramboulet Breed Show, as well as champion flock, champion ram and reserve champion ram for the Southdown Breed Show.
Beef Show: Dylan Bozeman placed first with his simmental yearling heifer. In the other breeds class, Bozeman received a first with his senior yearling heifer, which was the reserve supreme champion. Bozeman placed first in the senior showmanship class and was named master showman. Corrine Brown entered her crossbred cow/calf, which was named the champion cow/calf, champion prospect calf and the supreme champion cow/calf entry. Izzy Raes placed first with her late summer yearling and third in showmanship.
Beef Show Showmanship: Dylan Bozeman was named master showman after placing first in the senior showmanship class. Corrine Brown placed eighth in senior showmanship and Izzy Raes placed third in novice showman.
Dairy Showmanship: In the first rotation of dairy exhibitors, Paige Jacobson won fourth blue, Emma Jacobson took eighth blue, Sayje Hinkle received 11th blue, Cara Walker won fifth red and Jaimee Frederick placed ninth red. Emily Button received sixth red and Cara Walker won a second blue master showman placing in the second rotation.
Rabbit Show: Avah Gladle won best of breed and best opposite with her French lop entry.
Horse Show: Abbie McKeegan won sixth in the pony division and Charlotte Rudat took first place in the junior division of the sweetheart barrels contest. Morgan Cowan received fifth place in the junior Texas T-barrels. McKeegan placed third pony in the quadrangle barrels, with Rudat winning the junior division. McKeegan took 10th place and Spoor won in the pony division for straight line barrels; Rudat won the junior division. In the pole bending pony division, McKeegan placed eighth and Spoor placed fourth. Cowan placed sixth and Rudat placed ninth in the junior division. McKeegan placed eighth and Spoor took third in the pony cloverleaf contest.
4-H members also participated in leadership roles at the State Fair in the 4-H Youth Building areas. Annaleigh DeBoover, Elaina Harris-Maxwell and Cecelia Harris-Maxwell worked with activities with the fair going public by filling leadership roles as teen evaluators, and working in the county booth activity zone and in the 4-H Shooting Sports area. Working in the 4-H Poultry area were Mercie Nicol, Gracie Nicol, April Washburn, Annaleigh DeBoover, Wyatt Wadams and Mackenzie Lill. Adult volunteers who helped at the fair were Mary Ann Whipple, Brenda DeBoover, Scarlet Lamphier and Danielle Washburn.