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Judging 4-H Exhibits

(Le Mars) -- It's day one of the five best days of the summer...the Plymouth County Fair begins.  Today, open class entries can be entered between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.  Livestock entries need to be in place by 12:00 noon, with the weigh-in to be completed by noon.  The fair schedule has the 4-H Clothing Selection and Fashion Revue to start at noon at the Century Hall.  The 4-H and FFA Rabbit Show begins at 1:00 p.m. at the north arena.  The 4-H and FFA livestock judging contest begins at 1:00 p.m. The sheep scanning begins at 1:00 and the Commercial Exhibits and the Round Barn open at 2:00 p.m.  The midway starts the rides at 5:00 p.m. and the bucket calf check-in is at 5:30 p.m. and the judging of the bucket calves is set for 6:00 p.m.  At the Grandstand, it is the motorcross races, and they begin at 6:00 p.m.  The King and Queen Crowning ceremony is set for 7:00 p.m. at the Pioneer Village Stage.

Tuesday at the fairgrounds, the 4-H exhibits were judged.  Carl Lee of Grimes, Iowa and Julie Herring-Kent of Cherokee served as a couple of the judges.  Lee judged the science and mechanical technology category, and Kent judged the personal development category.  Both judged students between fourth grade and the 12th grade.  Both judges say they enjoy visiting with the 4-H members about the projects. Kent explains her judging criteria.

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Lee explains what he looks for in a project as a 4-H judge.

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Lee recalls some of the projects that he looked at for the Plymouth County Fair.

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Kent says she recalls one project exhibited by a ten-year old member that featured the political process.

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Both judges say they were in 4-H as a youngster, and they have been judging 4-H projects for at least 15 years.

 

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