The public had the chance to see more than 638 4-H exhibits
Recently, Larimer County 4-H members participated in the Interview Judgment Day. As part of the Larimer County Fair, Interview Judging Day is a chance for members to hone their interviewing skills and show off their hard work in this year’s 4-H projects. Projects were open for display at the McKee Building and MAC Equipment Arena.
4-H helps young people develop their leadership, citizenship and life skills through hands-on learning experiences. “Judges’ interview day is a valuable part of the 4-H experience,” says Bailey Schilling, 4-H Breeding Youth and Shooting Sports Development Officer, “Members bring their finished projects, talk to an expert and get valuable feedback on their work.The skills young people learn will serve them well for the rest of their lives.
The experience is also enriching for the volunteers. Ken Keeney, a woodworking judge, says, “It’s so rewarding to sit down and talk about something I’m really passionate about with the young people of Larimer County. Keeney has 52 years of woodworking experience and loves the opportunity to pass on his knowledge to the next generation.
Larimer County 4-H supports more than 40 projects such as cake decorating, beekeeping, shooting sports and ranching. The public could view the displays from Friday, August 5 at 4 p.m. until Tuesday, August 9 at 7 p.m. Youth and families interested in joining 4-H are invited to attend the Larimer County 4-H Open House Oct. 2 at the Thomas M. McKee Building beginning at 6 p.m. At 20 o ‘clock.