Warren County youth showcased their various talents Aug. 6 in the annual 4-H Youth Fair. The event is intended to prompt youth to build confidence, develop skills, and celebrate their accomplishments.
In the 2011 fair, volunteers judged over 214 exhibit items at the Youth Fair and 12 of them were chosen to be entered in the State Fair in Syracuse. Projects chosen were: animated video by Delilah Monroe of Brant Lake; rain stick by Isabella Lewis, Brant Lake; original painting/sketch by Owen Buzzell, Brant Lake; recycled craft necklace, cookies, sculpture and bathrobe by Hannah Wakeley of Queensbury; recycled craft wreath and refinished furniture bench- by Lane Saville of Warrensburg; original painting/sketch by Thomas Moore, Warrensburg; recycled craft and decorated cake by Caitlin Vaisey of Warrensburg.
Many youth had the opportunity to participate in the Talent show that was held during the Youth Fair. Bryce Vaisey of Warrensburg placed first place in the Mini Division. Other local contestants include Victoria Paull and Brianna Daley of Brant Lake whose duet dance earned them a 2nd place award in the teen division.
In the bubble gum contest, blowing the biggest specimen was Owen Buzzel of Brant Lake. The annual pie eating contest winner was Blake Vaisey of Warrensburg.
Cornell Cooperative Extension officials expressed thanks to Rick Saunders/State Farm Insurance, Krystal Chrysler Jeep Dodge, Glens Falls National Bank, and Adirondack Photography for their sponsorship support. For details about 4-H programs call Cooperative Extension at 623-3291.