FREMONT – The Fremont 4-H Expo continues to a successful day two, with an even bigger crowd.
Christensen Field’s parking lot was full on Thursday, whether that be with cars, trucks, trailers, people or animals!
Thursday’s festivities included judging of the static exhibits, shows for dairy cattle, dogs, sheep, bucket calves and meat goats, along with a whole lot of fun.
Mariann Vonrein has been the food superintendent for the Fremont 4-H Fair, now referred to as “Expo”, for over 20 years. She is also a long-time member of the 4-H family, once being a 4-Her herself, and also taking her four daughters through it, so in other words, this organization means a lot to her.
Vonrein believes 4-H teaches young people life skills and to not be afraid to try anything, whether that be in cooking, sewing, animals or many other things.
“All of these things teach 4-Hers and young people how to successfully handle any project they are given. If they can handle one animal, they should be able to handle any kind of animals. If they’re able to make cookies and follow a recipe, they should be able to bake anything. All of these will have certain standards and the ribbon placing will be determined by the standards that their project or their product meets,” said Vonrein.
Abigail Brown, of Bennington, brought her Bernese Mountain dog, Henry, to participate in the dog show. Abigail said that she loves participating in 4-H because it’s something that both she and Henry can do together.
“I do obedience and we’ll – he has to sit for like a whole minute and not get up or move around, and he’ll lay down for three minutes and we’ll walk together and he has to sit down when I stop. I practice every Tuesday and Thursday and I’ll brush him, trim his nails, brush his teeth, clean his ears, give him a bath and everything like that,” said Brown.
Aside from obedience, there were other events the dogs participated in, one being the obstacle course, which occasionally led to a lot of laughs from the crowd.
Friday will be day three for the Fremont 4-H Expo. Events will include the beef show at 9 a.m., community luncheon and the long awaited coronation of the Fremont 4-H Expo King and Queen at 12 p.m., watermelon feed at 1:30 p.m. and shooting sports competition at 5 p.m.
The community luncheon might include a lot of laughs on Friday, considering our very own Mike Hogan will be there as the emcee. Hurry, you only have two days left of the 2017 Fremont 4-H Expo to enjoy!