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Nancy Lambert: Congratulations to the Saline 4-H State Fair winners!

By Nancy Lambert
Contributing writer
updated: 9/16/2021 11:45 PM

Results have been sent from the State 4-H Office for the 2021 Illinois 4-H State Fair General Show. We had four Champion Medallion winners and one Reserve Champion Medallion winner.

The results are:
• Courtney Boulds, Design Decisions (Advanced), Champion
• Marissa Cullers, Vegetable Display, Award of Excellence
• Andrew Grizzell, Visual Arts, Nature, Award of Excellence
• Carter Herrmann, Floriculture A, Champion
• Rachel Lands, Visual Arts, Metal, Reserve Champion
• Landon Porter, 4-H Cooking 101, Champion
• Lillian Slier, Photography 1, Award of Excellence
• Sierra Wilson, Visual Arts, Wood, Champion.
Moreover, livestock exhibitor Kate Bond excelled with her Swine projects at the Illinois State Fair, earning Champion Hamp Barrow in the Open Show and Champion Spot Gilt in the Junior Show.
State 4-H Dog Show exhibitor, Hannah Wenzel, brought home a 4th Place ribbon in Dog Obedience and a 2nd Place ribbon in Dog Rally.

New 4-H officers, new theme chosen
The Saline County 4-H Federation met on Monday evening, Sept. 13, 2021. Agenda items included activities for National 4-H Week, Oct. 3-9, electing officers for the 2021-22 4-H year, and discussing Achievement Night plans.
Our theme for National 4-H Week: "Find Your Spark in 4-H!" National 4-H Week Club displays or individual posters should be in place by Oct. 3.
The group elected the following to serve Saline County 4-H as Federation officers: President Rachel Lands; Vice President Lillian Siler; Secretary Maddy Sisney; Treasurer Wyatt Arnold; and Recreation Officer Kenna Sisney.

Galatia mayor to sign 4-H proclamation
On Tuesday, Sept. 21, all Galatia area 4-H members are invited to the Galatia Village Hall, where Mayor Steve Sloan will sign a proclamation honoring National 4-H Week.
Meet Nancy Lambert outside the village hall at 3 p.m. or as soon as possible after school to witness the document signing.
Wear a mask and your favorite 4-H T-shirt. The group will follow social distancing requirements.

Harrisburg mayor to proclaim National 4-H Week
On Tuesday, Sept. 21, all Harrisburg area 4-H members are invited to have their picture made with Mayor John McPeek as he signs a proclamation declaring Harrisburg's support of National 4-H Week.
The signing will occur at 5 p.m. in front of the Sasquatch statue on Poplar Street at the Steam Café and Cherry Street Printing parking lots. Plan to arrive no later than 4:45 p.m. and wear a mask and your favorite 4-H T-shirt. We will be following social distancing requirements.