COLUMBUS – Platte County Fair festivities are officially underway, and they began with a unique fashion show on Monday night.
The event took place at the Ag Park Exhibit Hall, where 4-H members ages 9-18 showcased clothing projects to the local public. Participants either constructed, purchased, or decorated the outfits that they presented to their friends and family.
The theme of the event was “Grow Your Roots With 4-H,” which tied together the agricultural growth in Platte County and state of Nebraska with the growth of the 4-H organization.
The participants displayed their projects for 4-H judges earlier in the day, and awards were handed out to the top performers in various categories, including fashion show, consumer management, and clothing construction. A few participants were also selected to represent Platte County in the Nebraska State Fair in August.