By Kathleen Pilatzke,
Yellowhead 4-H Club Reporter
Yet another Provincial Winter Fair has passed for the Yellowhead 4-H Club. The fair was very successful for all members involved and was a lot of fun.
Our Photography division had a great fair, with all members doing fantastic. For their Unit work both Riley Kempter and Payden Irving were Reserve Champion in their Units. Payden Irving had the Reserve Champion sale photograph, and Riley Kempter came first in his heat. In showmanship Pax Gregory was the champion junior showman, and Amber McNeice was the Reserve Champion showman. Emma Hamblin was the Reserve Champion intermediate showman. Pax Gregory came first in junior photography judge and Christine Kempter was the overall top 4-H photography judge.
Our Sheep division also had lots of fun at the fair. In Showmanship Cheyenne Veningra was the Champion Junior showman and Cam Kerslake was first in his class. Madison Kerslake had the champion 4-H carcass lamb and Tyson Schilling came first place in his market lamb class. Sara Kate Smith, Cam Kerslake and Connor Farrow all came second in their market classes. Madison Kerslake was the runner up for top intermediate lamb judge and Sara Kate Smith was runner up for top senior lamb judge.
Our beef division did quite well overall, placing first as a club in stall duty. Leanna Mitchell came first in Round Robin. For judging, Grace Kempter was the runner up intermediate judge and Kathleen Pilatzke was the Champion senior judge. Bradley Fennell was the top nine year old aggregate winner and Thompson Mitchell was runner up for junior aggregate. Leanna Mitchell won the top Simmental female and beef judging award. In weight classes both Thompson Mitchell and Bradley Fennell placed first in their classes. Dustin Pawloff had the top commercial grade heifer, and Thompson Mitchell won top junior showman.
Our Goat division had a great first PWF. Kendra Rutschke had the top 4-H goat project, along with the Top 4-H doe, and Kathleen Pilatzke had the top market goat.
We had a great banquet and dance on Sunday, with a delicious meal catered by Betty Peters and everyone had a fun time at the dance following the banquet. The auction on Monday went well for all members participating. We would like to thank all of our buyers from the auction for their wonderful support.