POMEROY — Amid bright lights and large fake flowers carrying out the ” Explosion of Color” theme, the annual Meigs County 4-H Style Revue was held on the stage of the Mulberry Community Center Thursday night.
The 4-Hers modeled garments they had made for themselves or others, ranging from sleep to sports wear, and costumes long with outfits they had put together as a total-look shopper in the frugal fashion project, a consumer category. Quilting was included this year in the variety of sewing projects with three participants, Julie Weddle, Elizabeth Nease, and Ciera Older.
Also announced at the style revue were the names of four Meigs 4-H members who have been nominated for special awards to be presented at the Ohio State Fair.
While judging of the garments modeled at the style revue took place earlier, announcement of the winners didn’t come until the night of the style show.
Taking the grand and reserve champion awards along with those receiving honorable mention in their respective projects were the following 4-H members:
You Can Quilt — Elizabeth Nease, grand champion; Ciera Older, reserve champion; Julie Weddle, honorable mention.
Sew for Others — Sarah Lawrence, grand champion; Katlyn Barber, reserve champion; and Faith Bauerbach, honorable mention;
Creative Costumes — Katie Keller, grand champion.
Sundresses & Jumpers — Allison Barber, grand champion.
Shopping Savvy — Abigail Houser, grand champion; Michaela Hupp, reserve champion.
Loungewear — Kari Arnold, grand champion; Mallory McIntyre, reserve champion.
Sew Fun — Addie McDaniel, grand champion; Caitlin Carr, reserve champion.
Dress Up Daywear — Abigail Houser, grand champion.
Outer Layers — Brenna Holter, grand champion.
Frugal Fashion — Laura Pullins, grand champion.
Active Sportswear —Mattison Finlaw, grand champion.
Self -Determined ( Duct Tape Dress) —Katlyn Barber, grand champion.
Announced at the event were the name of four Meigs County 4-H members who were nominees for state awards.
Brenna Holter was nominated for the Lloyd and Doris Roby 4-H Clothing Program Award which carries a $500 cash award to be applied to the college tuition or other career development opportunities. Holter was selected as a nominee on the basis of an overall outstanding achievement in 4-H clothing and evidence of leadership skills throughout her involvement in the 4-H program.
Addie McDaniel was nominated for the Ohio 4-H Fashion Revue Award. She was selected on the basis of her past clothing construction projects, a complete achievement record on clothing projects, being selected as a State Fair Outstanding of the Day winner and her ability to achieve the total look.
Names as nominees for the Master Clothing Educators of Ohio Award were Laura Pullins for the junior division, and Sarah Lawrence for the senior division. The winners in each category will receive a cash award to be applied to college tuition or other career development opportunity. One criteria for selection is longtime involvement in the 4-H program with outstanding achievement in clothing projects and evidence of leadership skills.
Katie Keller has been nominated to serve on the Ohio Fashion Board.
The winners in all categories will be announced at the Thursday afternoon fashion revue to be held at the Ohio State Fair.