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County 4-H Members at PA Farm Show

Posted: January 27, 2017

The Indiana County 4-H program was represented at the recent 101st PA Farm Show with twenty-two 4-H members exhibiting 90 projects in family living, market livestock, potato grading and identification, and nuts. The family living entries garnered 2 Best of Show, 21 first place awards, 17 second places, 12 third places, 4 fourth places, 3 fifth places, and 4 honorable mentions.
Four Indiana County members participated in the Fashion Revue Modeling Contest at the PA Farm Show.  They are (from left) Abigail Bruner, Elizabeth Bruner, John Clark Bruner and April Flowers.

Four Indiana County members participated in the Fashion Revue Modeling Contest at the PA Farm Show. They are (from left) Abigail Bruner, Elizabeth Bruner, John Clark Bruner and April Flowers.

In clothing construction

members won two Best of Show Awards. John Clark Bruner placed first and won Best of Show in the beginner division in Sew Much Fun with a wool vest, and Elizabeth Bruner placed first and won Best of Show in the intermediate division in Knits with a dress. Elizabeth also won first in Coordinates. April Flowers placed first in Knits, Tailored Ensemble, and Sewing for Other People, second in both Sewing for Other Projects and Design, and third in Separates. Ashley Goodlin received first with her intermediate Knitting project and second in Sew Much More. Grace Nygren placed second with two Sew Much More projects and third in Stitch By Stitch. Micah Nygren won second in Knits, and Isaac Nygren placed third in Knits. Allison Goodlin and Abigail Bruner also exhibited clothing projects.

In the Fashions With A Flair Modeling Contest

first placed awards went to April Flowers, youth tailored senior project; Elizabeth Bruner, youth intermediate project, and John Clark Bruner, youth beginner class. Abigail Bruner also modeled a dress she had made.

In hobbies classes

April Flowers won first place with her Jazzy Jar and Birdhouse, and second with Hand-constructed and Embellished Potholders.

In 4-H potato grading and identification contest

Six members represented the county. A team of Elizabeth Bruner, Abigail Bruner, Micah Nygren and John Clark Bruner won fourth place in the “A” division. In the “B” division, April Flowers joined a multi-county team which placed fifth. Debbie Beisel served as coach for this contest.

In 4-H Opportunities

County members also had several winners in 4-H Opportunities. First placed awards included Allison Goodlin, Learn & Earn poster; Logan Barnhart, Fishing poster; April Flowers, Endangered Wildlife journal; Elizabeth Bruner, Propagated Plant and Herb, and John Clark Bruner, Flowering Plant. Second place winners included Logan Barnhart, Vegetable Plate; Abigail Bruner, Flowering Plant, and John Clark Bruner, Herb. Third place awards went to Ashley Goodlin, Learn and Earn Poster; Elizabeth Bruner, Flowering Plant, and Abigail Bruner, Herb.

In Crafts

Youth also had several awards in the crafts division. In the Needlework on Plastic Canvas class, winners were John Clark Bruner, first; Abigail Bruner, second, and Elizabeth Bruner, third. April Flowers placed second both in Crochet and Fabric Room Accessory. Abigail Bruner won second place in Latchwork.

In the youth photography contest

April Flowers placed second in color critter, fifth in color wild animal, and honorable mention in black and white scenic photo and color domestic animal photo.

In the Nuts division

The Bruner family – John Clark, Abigail, and Elizabeth – also had 11 nut entries. Elizabeth won third in chestnut seedlings and fifth in shag bark hickory seedlings. Abigail placed third in eastern black walnut seedlings and fourth in chestnut seedlings, and John Clark won first in butternut seedlings, fourth in shag bark hickory seedlings and fifth in chestnut seedlings.

In the nutritional poster contest

winners were Ashley Goodlin second in Global Gourmet; Allison Goodlin, third, Global Gourmet; Micah Nygren, third, Make It With Mixes, and Grace and Isaac Nygren both won Honorable Mention for Make It With Mixes. Volunteer Mary Miller entered the Whoppie Pie Contest.

Promotional Club Display

The Gordon 4-H Club won first place with their Promotional Club Display. Faithful Furry Faces and Bunny Bunch also exhibited displays in this category. The Green Clover 4-H Club won third place with their Foods and Nutrition club display.