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Neighbors Growing Together | Oct 24, 2014

4-H'er receives award at the Iowa State Fair

Aug 21, 2014
Photo by: Washington County 4-H Kaitlin Hora

Kaitlin Hora of Washington County earned a Top 10 Percent Award in the $15 Challenge division during the 2014 Iowa State Fair 4-H Awardrobe Clothing Event. The recognition includes a certificate and $25 gift card sponsored by the Iowa State Fair Board.

The 4-H Awardrobe Clothing Event consists of three categories: Clothing Selection, in which a participant selects or purchases an outfit for a specific occasion; Fashion Revue, in which a garment is constructed, hand-knitted, machine-knitted or crocheted by a participant; and the $15 Challenge, in which a 4-H’er creates an outfit for $15 or less from garage sales, consignment shops or clothing resale stores such as Goodwill or the Salvation Army.

“Participants in the 4-H Awardrobe Clothing Event are evaluated on their written and oral communication skills through a written report and one-on-one interview with a judge. The youth are also evaluated on their clothing and fashion goals as well as their poise and confidence while modeling their garments,” said Cayla Taylor, youth program coordinator with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach 4-H Youth Development.

Washington County 4-H sent Hora and two other participants this year to the Awardrobe Event in Ames. Darren Rickheim-Hiller of the Crooked Creek 4-H Club represented the male division in the $15 Challenge. Lindsey Palmer from Lime Creek Limelights participated in the fashion review (constructed clothing)

“The Awardrobe Clothing Event also provides youth with opportunities to attend educational workshops and learn more about potential career opportunities in the field of apparel, merchandising and design; engage in hands-on service learning activities; meet 4‑H’ers from across Iowa; and enhance communication and stage presence skills through interviews and modeling selected or constructed garments in a public runway show,” said Taylor.

For more information on 4-H or volunteering with 4-H, contact the ISU Extension and Outreach office in Washington at 319-653-4811.

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