Thursday, July 13, 2017

Camps Slated for 4-H Youngsters Preparing for Fair

4-H members are preparing this summer for the annual Sequoyah County Fair in September.

The county’s OSU Extension officers will be holding camps in the coming weeks to help youngsters prepare their projects for the fair and possible first-place ribbons.

On July 19 and 20, April Cole, Family Consumer Science Extension Educator, will be conducting a sewing camp at the Sequoyah County Fairgrounds in Sallisaw.

This camp will help youngsters sew several projects from pillow cases to stuffed elephants. The camp will held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

The Lamb Camp will be held from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on July 21, also at the Sequoyah County Fairgrounds. OSU Extension Educator Tony Yates will lead this camp, along with other presenters. 4-Hers will learn how to wash and blow dry their lambs, and showmanship or how to show their lambs.

A Meat Judging Camp will be held from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on July 24 at the fairgrounds. This camp prepares youngsters for contests in which they judge and grade meats, give their reasons for the placings, and answer questions.

For more information about the camps or 4-H contact the OSU Extension Office in the Sequoyah County Courthouse in Sallisaw. The phone number is 918-775-4838.

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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