Submitted by Kathleen Pilatzke – Yellowhead 4-H
The Yellowhead 4-H club had an exciting weekend at the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo. All of the project members did great and it was great to see all of the projects on display for the public to view. It was a busy weekend and did well to get us into the rhythm for the Provincial Winter Fair that is fast approaching for us.
Our sheep club was raking in the awards this weekend, with all of the members doing great in their shows on both Saturday and Sunday, along with the club achievement day on Monday. The sheep club also won the 4-H stall competition, sponsored by Country Feed.
On Saturday, sheep showmanship was held. The sheep club did great with Yellowhead members placing well in all the showmanship classes. For pre club showmanship Bobby Raye Farrow placed first in the pre club showmanship championship. In the junior showmanship championship Halle Smith placed second, Cheyenne Veninga placed third and Tuson Schilling came fourth.
On Sunday, sheep members showed their projects in weight classes. Once again Yellowhead did great in show. For the pre-club market class Bobby Raye Farrow placed first. In the 4-H market chan Kinship Halle Smith placed first, with Sara Kate Smith in second and Connor Farrow in fourth. Halle then went on to place first in the overall market class, with Sara Kate Smith placing third.
For the trim and fit class the Yellowhead team of Amanda Huber and Connor Farrow placed second.
In beef, our club also did very well. All members did well showing on Sunday. For showmanship Thompson Mitchell was the champion junior showman with Cash Sigouin as the reserve champion. Then in the female weight classes Leanna Mitchell had the champion 4-H heifer. In the overall Champion female class Dustin Pawloff had the champion female and Leanna Mitchel was reserve. Beef showed all day Sunday and everyone had a great time.
Our photography section showcased some absolutely amazing photos this year. The unit one champion was Riley Kempter and Josh Tremblay came in as reserve. In Unit Two, Pax Gregory had the champion photo and Amber McNeice was reserve. In unit three Emma Hamblin was champion with Eli Lingren as reserve. They also did showmanship and were tested on their knowledge of photography. In senior showmanship Eli Lingren came in first with Christine Kempter in second, and in junior showmanship Pax Gregory was first with Josh Tremblay in second place.
The brand new goat division of our club had lots of fun showing on Saturday and Sunday. For the preclub showmanship class Rachel Bijl in first and Alexis Nelson in second. In junior showmanship Angela Rutschke came in first with Kendra Rutschke in second. In senior showmanship Kathleen Pilatzke came in first. For the 4-H doe kid class Kendra Rutschke had the champion 4-H doe kid and Rachel Bijl had the reserve champion doe kid project.
Everyone did amazing showing their projects and had a lot of fun at the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo. We are looking forward to next year.
The Yellowhead 4-H club would like to thank its long time sponsor Stamer Logging for their continued support. We would also like to thank them for letting us use their flat deck and yard for the constructing of our parade float, along with Jim Powell for driving the float in the parade. Don’t forget to come see us at the Winter Fair on Sept. 25 to 28.