Local 4-H holds annual Fashion Revue

4-H volunteer Nancy Johnson presented the Martha Carlson award to Jared Dorman, Adam Lesch and Sam Comstock at the annual 4-H Fashion Revue.

CLYMER — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s 4-H Youth Development Program held the annual 4-H Fashion Revue at Abbe Reformed Church in Clymer, on May 10. The Clymer Eager Beavers 4-H club hosted the event, and their musician for the evening was Sandy Westley. Photographer for the event was Rebecca Sprague, parent and volunteer in the Stow-A-Way Kids 4-H club. This year’s theme was “4-Her’s Spring into Fashion.” 4-H members were evaluated on sewing as well as their modeling ability.

First year sewers receiving special awards were Liliana Neal, Dakotah Martin, Emerson McAllister, and Haiden Deane.

Outstanding sewing awards were given to Everett LeBarron, Adam Lesch, Garrett Lesch, Liliana Neal, Katie King, Maggie King, Luisa Smith, Kaylee Hodge, Rachel Comstock, Sam Comstock, Mackenzy Graziano, Jared Dorman, Mikail Lawrence, Natalie Turecek and Amelia Sprague.

The Martha Carlson Memorial Award sponsored by Ethan and Nancy Johnson is given to any male sewer who has participated in the sewing project for over three years and has shown continual improvement in their sewing skills. This year three young men received this award: Adam Lesch, Jared Dorman, and Sam Comstock.

New this year was an award sponsored by the Sprague Family in honor of Opal Sprague. It was given to a sewer who has participated in the sewing project for over six years, challenged herself with a very difficult project, and shows her dedication to sewing each year. The award was presented to Mackenzy Graziano from the Country Critters 4H Club.

The Western District Fashion Revue was hosted by Cattaraugus County on June 1, at the Nannen Arboretum and CCE Cattaraugus County. The following youth were chosen to attend that event: Rachel Comstock, Jared Dorman, Mackenzy Graziano, Kaylee Hodge, Katie King, Maggie King, Mikail Lawrence, Adam Lesch, Garrett Lesch, Luisa Smith, Amelia Sprague, and Tessa Warner.

Three 4-H’ers were chosen to participate at the State Fair Fashion Revue in the Youth Building on the State Fair Grounds in Syracuse in August: Jared Dorman, Mackenzy Graziano, and Maggie King.

Commentators for the evening were Jared Dorman, Stockton Panthers, Rachel Comstock Country Critters, Kaylee Hodge, Clymer Eager Beavers, Garrett Lesch, Canadaway, and Amelia Sprague, Stow-A-Way Kids.

Arrangements were made by the County 4-H Clothing and Textile Committee, Debbie Caruso, Joyce Edwards, Suzanne Harper, Janet Heslink, Nancy Johnson, Laurie Short, and Opal Sprague and Linda TeCroney. Judges for the evening were Joyce Edwards, Janet Heslink and Linda TeCroney. Debbie Caruso served as the MC for the evening.

Our generous Fashion Revue Special Award sponsors were Canadaway 4-H Club care of Heather Lesch, Debbie Caruso, Country Critters 4-H Club care of Nancy Johnson, Peggy Dye, Joyce Edwards, Valitta Eggleston, Sue Harper, Ethan Johnson and Nancy Johnson, Irene Lesch, Marsha Smith, Opal Sprague, the Sprague Family, Mary and Chris Dorman and Stow-A-Way Kids 4-H Club care of Beth Southworth.

The 4-H Youth Development Program is one of many programs offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County (CCE-Chautauqua). CCE-Chautauqua is a community based educational organization, affiliated with Cornell University, Chautauqua County Government, the NYS SUNY system, and the federal government through the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. For more information, call 716-664-9502 or visit our website at www.cce.cornell.edu/chautauqua. Cornell University Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities.