The 56th Annual Western 4-H Family and Consumer Science Show was recently held in Rapid City. While this is called a show, it consists of various contests for youth and adults to participate in to develop life skills. Participants can come from any state and do not need to be in 4-H to enjoy the activities. In 2018, entries came from South Dakota and Wyoming.
Youngsters can participate as Cloverbuds before they reach eligible age to belong to 4-H and receive participation ribbons. Adults are encouraged to participate in many contests and enjoy the competition.
To receive the Premier Exhibitor Awards, youth must preregister by the yearly deadline. A trip winner receives an expense- paid trip to Denver to participate in educational activities with other area youth.
The two-day event consists of the following contests: bread baking, meat identification, family life photo, scrapbook pages, home living, place setting, fashion revue both sewn and purchased, public presentations, ingredient measuring, family and consumer sciences judging, produce identification and judging and a family and consumer science skill-a-thon.
The show concludes with a public style show and awards program. Many local businesses and individuals contribute to the awards.
The participants and awards from the area are as follows:
Brody Aker, Cloverbud: Measuring, Meat ID, Produce
Jessica Mahoney, Cloverbud: Place Setting
Macy Sigler, Cloverbud: Place Setting
Makaelah Sigler, Cloverbud: Measuring, Place Setting
Cruz Slaba, Cloverbud: Meat ID
Tayah Smith, Cloverbud: Measuring, Place Setting
Dane Solinsky, Cloverbud: Measuring, Place Setting, Produce
Madalynn Beck, Beginner: Second Place Beginner Premier Exhibitor: Top Beginner in Scrapbook Page Contest, purple; Bread Baking, blue; Fashion Revue, blue; Measuring, purple; Place Setting, blue, Presentations, blue
Payten Jackson, Beginner: Meat ID, blue; Produce, red
Clayton Maude, Beginner: Family Photo, blue
Macy Sigler, Beginner: Judging, blue; Measuring, purple; Produce, blue
Addie Sander, Beginner: Produce, blue; Measuring, purple; Meat ID, red
Jayden Carrier, Junior: Family Photo, blue; Home Living, purple; Scrapbook, purple
Avari Dorrance, Junior: Family Photo, purple; Fashion Revue, blue; Home Living, purple; Judging, white; Place Setting, purple; Produce, red
Kyle Sanders, Junior: Produce, white
Leighton Sander, Junior: Meat ID, white
Savie Slaba, Junior: Meat ID, white
Drew Solinsky, Junior: Produce, purple; Skill-a-thon, blue
Weston Woodward, Junior: Produce, red; Meat ID, red
Jessica Woodward, Senior: Top Senior in Fashion Revue, Constructed/purchased, purple; Home Living, purple; Skill-a-thon, red; Family Photo, blue; Judging, blue; Place Setting, purple; Produce, red
Amanda Jackson, Adult: Meat ID, purple; Produce, blue
Lisa Mahoney, Adult: Produce, purple
Clayton Sander, Adult: Top Adult in Meat Identification, purple; Produce, red
Rhonda Sander, Adult: Produce, white
Mack Sigler, Adult: Produce, white
Maria Sigler, Adult: Produce, red
Elizabeth Smith, Adult: Produce, red
The 2019 Family and Consumer Sciences Show and Western Junior Livestock Show will be Oct. 11-12, 2019 at the Walter Taylor Building at the Central States Fairground in Rapid City.
More information maybe found by emailing w4hfc
[email protected] or on Facebook under the show name. A complete show catalog is also available there. The catalog will not be changed until 2020. A yearly membership may be purchased for $10 which helps defray expenses of the event.