Wednesday, July 22, 2015

MN County Fair

I took Cambry to her first fair this morning - or at least her first fair where she was judged on projects.  She was kind of excited about it, but she told me she was nervous, too.  Being judged includes talking with the judge - not a strong thing for her.  But she did great!

She had the nicest judge - a few critiques, but mostly positive feedback.  She took four projects along:  a rock collection, a painted dolphin, a 4-H  clover centerpiece, and a layered sand jar.  All of these she did at her Exploring 4-H meetings throughout the year.  Her fantastic leader, Susan, puts so much time and effort into leading this project.  We are very thankful for her and she made Cambry's first year in 4-H a good one!

After it was all said and done, Cambry had earned 3 blue ribbons and 1 red ribbon.  She was very happy with that.  On the way home, she even said, "I feel like a talented girl!"  Oh, self-confidence, please stick around!!

Talking with the judge about her dolphin.  The judge liked
how she left the bottom white - it showed that
Cambry has a creative spirit, she said.

 Cambry also helped put together a scarecrow for our 4-H Club, although I'm afraid we did very little with setting it up at the fair.  There were only 2 entries, and as I write this, I don't even know how we did!  Since the theme of the fair is "Blue Jeans and Country Dreams," we did a cowboy-type character - "Woody" from Toy Story.  He turned out kind of cute, although in this picture, he is unfinished.
Don't worry - a new face was painted on for the fair!
Cambry informs me that next year, she would like to try sewing and photography.  Yikes!!

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