4-H Members To Be Evaluated On Clothing, Textile Projects

Chautauqua County Cornell Cooperative Extension 4-H Program has a variety of exhibits attend The Chautauqua county fair each year. This week Chautauqua County 4-H members are preparing for the county fair to present more than 700 animals, 1,600 non animal projects and to compete in several knowledge skills contests.

4-H provides a variety of quality youth development opportunities. One popular project is the sewing program.

Sewing provides a variety of correlations to physical and psychological development. From a very young age dresses helps develop independence. Learning to sew can teach self-confidence and personal identity. Sewing is a skill that can teach mastery through a continued increase in difficulty. One sewing project that culminates in youth developing a great deal of self-confidence and mastery is the fashion revue and mannequin modeling program. This year Chautauqua County 4-H had three youth attend the New York state fair with their sewing and fashion revue ensembles.

Mannequin modeling is poising almost like a statue while modeling a 4-H sewing project. 4-H youth in the clothing and textiles project will be having a fashion show and mannequin modeling at the 132nd Annual Chautauqua County Fair on Tuesday and Wednesday of fair week in the 4-H Exhibits Building.

This year’s Fashion Show participants will be: Abigail Bacon, Stockton Panthers; Alyssa Graziano, Country Critters; Averil Dubois, Canadaway; Benjamin Wolcott, Stockton Panthers; Cheyanne Wolcott, Stockton Panthers; Christopher King, Cherry Creek Cornhuskers; Dominique Mienzer, Country Critters; Elizabeth Johnson, Country Critters; Emily Brown, Canadaway; Erma Jean Wolcott, Stockton Panthers; Judith Bacon, Stockton Panthers; Kelsie Jackson, Harmony Haystackers; Madeline Valone, Country Critters; Matthew Wolcott, Stockton Panthers; Melinda Waag, Fredonia Fireworks; Michael Johnson, County Critters; Miranda Nickerson, Clymer Eager Beavers; Rachael Comstock, Country Critters; Rachael Harper, Chrowes Corners; Sarah Anderson, Harmony Haystackers; Tessa Warner, Stockton Panthers; Zachary Wolcott, Stockton Panthers.

For more information about the 4-H Clothing and Textiles Program or to find out how you can become involved in Chautauqua County 4-H, which will be held July 22-28, call the 4-H Office at 664-9502, ext. 214. To learn more about the Chautauqua County Fair contact the fair office at 366-4752. Cornell Cooperative Extension, 4-H is a nonprofit 501(c)3 and all donations are considered a charitable contribution.