The Mitchell County Fair Clothing Show took place on Tuesday, July 21, at the Mitchell County Extension Office. Here are the results. All text and photos courtesy of Mitchell County 4-H.
Alexa Thyer, grade 9, has been selected for the state fair in the Clothing Selection category, Senior (Grades 9-12) class. She also won a purple ribbon.
Alexa is a member of the West Lincoln Blues 4-H Club. Alexa participates in cross country, softball, tennis, band, student council, choir and dance. She is wearing a yellow, floral dress that features navy and white flowers. Alexa has accessorized her dress with white sandals, pearl earrings and a Pandora charm bracelet. She plans to wear this outfit to a few weddings and parties her family will attend this summer.
Great job, Alexa!
Lauren Bork, grade 11, received a purple ribbon and is the alternate State Fair Clothing Selection exhibitor this year.
Lauren is an eight-year member of the St. Ansgar Believers 4-H club and is the club president. Lauren participates in volleyball, basketball, track, softball, band and National Honor Society. She is looking forward to getting back to school and having a great senior year. She plans to wear this outfit for her senior pictures.
Great job, Lauren!
Natalie Bork, grade 8, received a purple ribbon for her Clothing Selection project.
Natalie Bork is a five-year member of the St. Ansgar Believers 4-H Club. She is the secretary of the club and is also part of the Leadership League at the county level. Natalie is looking forward to starting high school in the fall and the new opportunities high school brings. She participates in volleyball, basketball, track, softball and band. She looks forward to wearing this outfit on game days.
Great job, Natalie!
Elyse Brown grade 5, of the Osage Warhawks, modeled a coral dress with white and blue flowers. She received a blue ribbon for her $15 challenge exhibit. She purchased it from a consignment shop. The dress still had the original tags from a boutique on it for $62 but, Elyse purchased the piece for $14 dollars. The dress has a belt that accents her waist and adds more detail. Elyse plans to wear this dress to band and choir concerts throughout the year.
Brown also received a blue ribbon for her Clothing Selection exhibit.
Brown modeled a fun summer dress. The dress is made of cool, lightweight fabric which is great for the hot summer days. A denim jacket can be added when it gets cooler out. Elyse plans to wear this outfit to special events in the area.
Great job, Elyse!
Ella Eggers, grade 5 and a member of the Osage Warhawks, received a blue ribbon for her $15 Challenge entry.
“Hi, my name is Ella Eggers and I am a member of the Osage Warhawks 4-H Club. This is my first year doing the $15 challenge. I am wearing a beautiful white sundress. It features a high/low hemline and braided belt. The dress contains 62% rayon and 38% polyester. The skirt inset is 70% cotton and 30% nylon. The lining is 100% polyester. I found my dress at Unique Boutique Thrift Store in Cresco. I paid a total of $2.94 for my dress.”
Great job, Ella!
Abby Rachut, grade 10 and a member of the Rocky Ramblers 4-H club, received a purple ribbon for her Clothing Selection project.
Abby is ready to attend a wedding rehearsal for her cousin this summer with her new floral maxi dress. She thinks the airy fabric will be nice with the hot summer sun and knows it can be dressed up or down in the future for additional wearings. She hopes to wear this piece to school concerts and church. She can easily wear a sweater or a jean jacket over it to wear it into the fall and spring months. She tops the outfit off with a fun burgundy bucket hat, to keep the sun out of her eyes!
Laila Rogers, grade 4 and a member of the Osage High Towers, received a super blue for her $15 challenge entry. Super blue ribbons are given out to 4th grade members who had State Fair quality work.
Laila’s goal was to purchase a fun school outfit. She purchased her outfit at Goodwill in Mason City and Maxine’s on Main in Osage. Her simple, yet fashionable outfit cost just over $4. Laila matched her outfit with sparkly sandals, but also plans to wear the outfit with sneakers as the seasons change. She was drawn to the shirt because of the flattering lines and the colors that complimented her skin tone, eyes, and hair color. Great job, Laila!
Mitchell County Fair Judging will continue tomorrow, July 23, with Communications Judging at 6 p.m. in the Mitchell County Extension Office.