Submitted by Marijka Van Kuik
One fair over and one to go! This year’s Rock Creek Fall Fair was a huge success for the Boundary “C” 4-H Club; we made ourselves known!
Adele Fossen reported about the 4-H ranch horse events being a great success! In the ranch horse equitation class, first place went to Jade Fossen, second to Olivia Baia and third to Hailey McLaren. In the ranch horse demonstration there were no placings as it is a team event; however Ben MacFarlane was recognized as the most improved rider. They got the cows loaded into the trailer, which was in the middle of the arena. In the third class of ranch horse sorting, they practiced sorting cow/calf pairs and each rider received a participation prize. No one got hurt and everyone had fun!
Photography, our newest club project, had a large display in the pavilion. Each member had to put together a scrapbook using criteria from 4-H Canada. They also had their five best photographs from their scrapbooks as framed 5x7s and their enlarged and framed photo to be auctioned in Barriere. Marijka van Kuik took 1st for her display, with Matthias Bergandahl taking 2nd. Olivia Baia, who took 3rd, was also the photography aggregate with points accumulating from other photography classes entered.
Results for the clothing/sewing classes were:
Main Project – 1st place Jade Fossen with a denim skirt, 2nd place went to Adele Fossen and her one-piece pajamas, and Marijka van Kuik placed 3rd with a pair of blue jeans.
Accessory Project – Marijka van Kuik took 1st with a summer top, 2nd place went to Jade Fossen with a mini purse and Analia van Kuik took 3rd with a fleece hoodie.
Alternate Project (quilts): Adele and Jade Fossen took 1st with Marijka and Analia van Kuik placing 2nd. The aggregate was Jade Fossen, who is a first year member.
On Sunday afternoon, the clothing/ sewing girls had a short fashion show on the dais, modeling the clothing and quilts they made this year. When the club goes to Barriere, the quilts will be auctioned off to keep someone warm and cozy.
The beef members did very well. Dawson Harpur took overall champion steer with Sara VandenBorn as reserve champion. In the Beef Light Weight class Dawson Harpur again took 1st, withe Sara VandenBorn in 2nd and Rylonn Elliot in 3rd. Tristan Frankie took 1st in the beef heavy weight and Alec Elliot took 2nd, with Brittany Filmore in 3rd. The showmanship classes were Sunday morning and Rylonn Elliot took 1st in the junior showmanship, 2nd went to Sarah MacDonald and 3rd went to Hanna Harpur. Dawson Harpur took another first in senior showmanship, with Sara VandenBorn in 2nd, and 3rd going to Brittany Filmore. These steers will all be auctioned in Barriere as well. A few toes were stepped on but other than that there weren’t too many injuries.
Soon we will be heading off to Barriere for the Provincial 4-H Winter Fair. We’ll let you knowhow it goes!