4-H youth get patriotic about fashions during annual show

It was “stars and stripes forever” July 17 as some 80 young pros exhibited their tailoring skills to a patriotic theme at the Texas Agricultural Extension Service’s Annual District 7 4-H Fashion Show. The young fashion experts marched across the stage in their personal creations during the show in Southland Baptist Church. The show host 4-H members from across the district’s 23 counties, West Texas Utilities and the Extension Service have sponsored the popular event for 45 years. Five 4-H members from McCulloch County competed in the event. District competitors had to win their division in their home county to compete in the district show. Junior and intermediates competed in five separate categories in construction, buying, and non-apparel. First and second place winners in the garment category of construction and buying divisions earned rosettes from West Texas Utilities. Cotton garment winners in the construction division received cash awards from the Rolling Plains Cotton Compress and in the buying division from the District 7 FCE Association. The Texas Sheep and Goat Raisers Association Women’s Auxiliary also gave the wool and mohair garment entries cash awards. Winners in the construction division were Christina DeFiore, first place, junior dressy and Chandra Dean, fourth place, junior sportswear/casual. Also participating in the junior division in specialty wear was Carrie Lundgren. In the buying division, Amanda Pellizzarri placed sixth in specialty wear.

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