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Public Presentations 2018 Saline Co 4-H News 4-24-18

4-H Public Presentations Contest Results
The Villas of Holly Brook in Harrisburg hosted the 2018 Saline County 4-H Public Presentations Contest. 4-H members and their families and the Villas residents and staff enjoyed the wonderful speeches, demonstrations and food demonstrations that our 4-H youth exhibited.
The evening started with a Formal Speech, “Global Warming and Its Effects”, by Chloe Hopkins. Then Callie Oxford entertained the room with her Original Works, “Shade…Not So Cool After All.” Kenna Sisney put together a beautiful patriotic flower arrangement as her demonstration. Following Kenna was a demonstration by Rachel Lands on How to Build a Homemade Kite and a Robotics demonstration by Jude Beers.
The 4-H Public Presentations Contest also includes Food Demonstrations. Our Food Demonstrators this year were Lillian Siler with Peanut Butter & Jelly Pizza, Madison Sisney with Rabbit-shaped Pancakes, Kenna Sisney with Cotton Candy Cupcakes, Shelby Pribble with Fruit Salsa and Wyatt Arnold with Cheerios Sheep. The judge and crowd all agreed that these dishes were delicious.
All of the exhibitors received blue ribbons. Both Chloe Hopkins and Callie Oxford earned County Champion ribbons in their classes and can advance to the State 4-H Public Speaking Contest in Decatur on June 9, 2018. Rachel Lands received the County Champion ribbon for her Demonstration and Kenna Sisney received the County Champion ribbon for her Flower Arranging Demonstration.
For the Food Demonstrations, Kenna Sisney was chosen as the Best First Time Food Demonstrator and Shelby Pribble was chosen as the Top Food Demonstrator at the contest. Shelby also received the Food Demonstration County Champion ribbon.
International Night
Join us for Saline County 4-H International Night on Monday, April 30, 2018 at the Harrisburg First Church of God on McHaney Road. Set-up will begin at 5:00 p.m. and judging will begin at 6:00 p.m.
Saline County 4-H clubs have chosen to study a country of interest, and they will prepare a table display and foods from that country. Clubs will then make a 5-10 minute presentation. State Fair and State Fair Alternate ribbons will be awarded.
Monetary prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place winners. We will again be awarding certificates for clubs who want to participate in International Night, but do not wish to make an oral presentation.
At the conclusion of the presentations, all attending may sample the regional foods while the judges make their final decisions. Each club participating needs to supply drinks, cups and table service. Clubs are also reminded to bring along extension cords and coolers if needed.
We invite the public to attend 4-H International Night.
4-H Horse & Pony Paperwork Due by May 1
The Saline County 4-H Horse & Pony registration forms are due in to the Extension office before May 1. Copies of these forms are available at the Extension office.
4-H Horse & Pony exhibitors will need to fill out a Validation Form and return it (along with photos of the horse if the 4-H member plans to exhibit at the Illinois State Fair) for each horse or pony they may possibly plan to exhibit at the July Saline County 4-H Horse & Pony Show.
The new 4-H Assumption of Risk and Release from Liability Form that all 4-H members and adult volunteers now sign replaces the Permission to Participate form that Horse and Pony exhibitors and parent/guardian used to sign.
The Horse & Pony Committee will hold their next business meeting on Thursday, May 3, at 6:00 p.m. at the Extension office. The committee also has a Practice Show planned for Thursday, June 21. Committee members and youth exhibitors are also currently selling ads for their 2018 Saline County 4-H Horse & Pony t-shirt and tote bag fundraiser. The ads are $50 each. Ads and money and t-shirt orders are due by May 3.

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