Purple Clovers 4-H Pride

On Tuesday, Sept. 7, the Purple Clovers 4-H Pride had a meeting at advisor Crystal’s house to put together the finishing touches on the 4-H booth and flower display.

President Meghan Bookman led the Pledge of Allegiance and Kallen Miller led the 4-H pledge. The secretary and treasurer reports were given and approved, and the club worked hard on the fair booth and flower displays for the county fair. The club enjoyed pizza and dessert for dinner. On Sept. 10, the club met at the fairgrounds to set up the fair displays. The club worked hard on the displays, which paid off at the fair, winning fifth place for the 4-H booth display and second place for the flower display.

Purple Clovers did fantastic at the fair this year and supported each other all throughout the week! Here are some results from the fair:

Grant Cullison – first place rabbit showmanship in class, fifth place lightweight market rabbit.

Kaylee Cox

Rabbits – grand champion breeding meat senior doe , first place breeding meat senior doe, first place heavyweight market rabbit, second place pet senior doe, second place breeding fancy senior buck, third place pet senior buck, third place heavyweight market rabbit, fourth place rabbit showmanship sweepstakes, third place rabbit thank you poster contest.

Dairy goat – reserve champion dairy doe, second place dairy milker, third place goat outstanding livestock exhibitor, fifth place dairy milker, fifth place intermediate goat showmanship; third place ages 9-12 haybale toss

Abby Cox

Rabbit – first place 9-11 showmanship, first place fancy breeding senior doe, first place pet junior buck, second place rabbit outstanding livestock exhibitor, second place heavyweight market rabbit, third place pet senior doe, third place fancy breeding junior doe, fourth place heavyweight market rabbit, fifth place rabbit showmanship sweepstakes, second place rabbit thank you poster.

Dairy goat – first place showmanship 9-11 years old, second place goat outstanding livestock exhibitor, fourth place dairy kid; second place ages 9-12 haybale toss.

Meghan Bookman

Grand Champion pet rabbit senior buck, first and fifth place lightweight market rabbit.

Ceceilia Miller – Exhibited her third place yeast breads on the rise project.

Kallen Miller – Exhibited Cloverbud program work and interview participation ribbon.

Emma Schluep – First place cockerel chicken, second place senior showmanship poultry, fifth place market lamb, rate of gain market lamb champion, first place lamb thank you poster

Eli Stallsmith – First place market broiler, third place market broiler overall, third place poultry showmanship, and fourth place market broiler.

Thank you to the Hocking County Fair Board, advisors of Purple Clovers 4-H Pride, families, Hocking County Extension Office, sponsors of the Hocking County Jr. Fair, and all the bidders at the Hocking County large animal and small animal sales for all of your support!

A special thank you to the Purple Clovers 4-H club members’ livestock buyers:

Kevin Nelson and Don Wood – Meghan Bookman, Market Rabbit

Kevin’s Services, Natasha Neal, Dennis and Paula Kale, Lindsey and Jeff Hoffman – Grant Cullison, market rabbit

Bill and Barb Reed – Abby Cox, market rabbit

Bill and Barb Reed – Kaylee Cox, market rabbit

Kevin’s Service Center and Tansky Motors – Emma Schluep, market lamb

Edwards Heating and Cooling – Eli Stallsmith, market chicken

Congratulations to all Hocking 4-H and FFA members on a successful 2021 fair!

Submitted by Abby Cox

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