POMEROY — “Fashion through the Pages” was the theme of the annual 4-H Style Revue held on the stage at the Meigs Community Center Friday night.
Family and friends gathered in the auditorium to watch the parade of young people as they modeled garments they made or assembled as a part of their 4-H work. It was also a time when the names of outstanding local 4-Hers were announced as candidates for state awards based on their accomplishments of years in 4-H.
To open the program, a group of 4-Hers costumed as storybook characters paraded across the stage. .They included Abbie Houser as Cinderella, Mattison Finlaw as Pocahontas, Katlyn Barber as Alice in Wonderland, Laura Pullins as Dorothy, Allison Barber as a mermaid, Sarah Lawrence as Snow White, and Addie McDaniel as Little Red Riding Hood.
The 4-Hers modeled garments they had made for themselves or others, ranging from sleep to school, to sports wear, and dress-up outfits. They brought along partners for whom they have made garments, they wore outfits which they put together which demonstrated their shopping savvy to look great for less.
Announced at the meeting were local 4-H members nominated for state awards. They were Sarah Lawrence for the Lloyd and Doris Roby 4-H Clothing Program Award, which carries a $500 cash award to be applied to college tuition, and Kaitlin Barber for the Ohio 4-H Fashion Revue Award with selections to be announced at the Ohio State Fair.
The Master Clothing Educators of Ohio Award nominee was Abbie Houser for the senior category and Laura Pullins for the junior category. Selection and cash awards will also be given at the State Fair.
Kaithyn Barber was the teenager named to the State 4-H Fashion Board. The Broad members assist in conducting the State Fair 4-H Fashion Revue, 4-H clothing workshop sessions, and other events as well to promote the Ohio 4-H clothing projects and programs. Each county is invited to nominate one 4-H clothing member for each year’s Fashion Board. Kaitlyn is one of about 20 teens selected for a one-year term.
Announced during the evening were the results of project judging which took place on Friday afternoon.
Winners in the various categories were as follows:
Clothing for Middle School: Alison Barber, grand champion.
Sew for fun: Olivia Harris, grand champion; Raeven Reedy, reserve champion; and Haylie Boring and Emily Zeiner, honor mention.
Tops for Tweens: Rachel Jackson, grand champion; and Addie McDaniel, reserve champion.
Look Great for Less: Mattison Finlaw, grand champiion, and Nikita Wood, reserve champion.
Sew for Others: Sarah Lawrence, grand champion, and Caitlin Carr, reserve champion.
Shopping Savvy: Laura Pullins, grand champion; Abigail Houser, reserve champion, and Caitlin Carr, honorable mention.
Fun with Clothes: Ella Cooper, grand champion; Haley Miller, reserve champion.
Clothing for Your Career: Abigail House, grand champion.
Creative Costume: Kaitlyn Barber, grand champion.
Wearable Art: Emalie Willis, grand champion.
Sun Dresses and Jumpers: Missouri Brown, grand champion, and Ciera Older, reserve champion.
A social hour with refreshments following the 4-H presentation.