Sunday 4-H Fair News Blast

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Monday's schedule:

8:00 a.m. Judging to begin in all divisions (except Livestock, Rabbits, Poultry, Small Animals, and Clothing)


8:00 - 10 a.m. Enter 4-H Flowers & Vegetables (can be entered Sunday night)


5:00 p.m. 4-H Air Rifle/BB Gun Contest


6:00 pm Cat and Small Animal check-in (will be released immediately after the show)


6:30 pm. 4-H Cat and Small Animal Show

Good Luck Everyone!

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2019 4-H Fair Superintendents

If you see one of the superintendents during the fair, please tell them thank you. They work very hard preparing for the shows, working with the judges, and helping the 4-Hers and families! Thank you superintendents!


Fashion Show—Joan Brown

Cake Auction—Heather Bornemeier

Livestock Auction—Dennis Heim

Shooting Sports—Les Hlavac and James Kavanaugh

Performing Arts—Margaret Stamp

Table Setting Contest—Melissa Marquez

Tractor Driving Contest—Dave Wehrbein

Horses—Tim & Tina Beck, Chris & Julie Kopf

Rabbits—Chris Abbot and Carol Thomassen

Poultry, Cats and Small Animals—Jean Thomassen, Kim Scholting, Harold Thomassen & Carol Thomassen

Dog—Roseann Dobesh DeGraff and Dani Ostransky

Miscellaneous—Brandi Lambert

Photography—Heather Ackman & Tammy Cavanaugh

Clothing—Diane Bolin

Home Environment—Leisha Ahrens & Krystl Knabe

General Areas Engineering—Teresa Hawks

Plant Science and Floriculture—Annette Dougherty and Dana Dougherty

Foods—Ruth Ann Hlavac & Chris Jenson

Clover Kids—Joan Brown and Peter Brown

Community Service—Renee Thakur and Joan Brown

Swine: Don Mills, Russell Roeber, and Doug Wehrbein

Sheep: Arland Schroder, July Wehrbein & Geoffrey Edwards

Dairy: Dan Staben and Gary Sickmann

Dairy Goats: Kim Cawley and Geoffrey Edwards

Meat Goats: Kim Cawley and Geoffrey Edwards

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Exhibits Selected for State Fair

Judging of static exhibits takes place on Monday. The judges will select the top exhibits to go to the State Fair. 4-Hers whose exhibits are selected will receive a State Fair 150 pin! See the picture below. Isn't it cool!!!

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We found Flat Herbie with Tracy this afternoon, getting State Fair stickers ready.
The excitement is rising!

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KanEquip meal on Wednesday

KanEquip will be offering a free meal to 4-H Kids, the families and customers on Wednesday, August 7th. They will be serving Pork Chops on a Stick and Hot Dogs. Yum! They will begin serving at 5:00; it will end when the food is gone. The KanEquip booth is on the north side of the Open Air Auditorium. Thank you, KanEquip! We appreciate your generosity!

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Nominations for Volunteer Recognition

We will be accepting nominations for Cass County Volunteer awards at the fair this year. In the past this was done after the fair, but what better time to make nominations than during the fair when so many of us witness the great things volunteers do! Nominations will be collected in the 4-H office during the week of the fair.

These awards will be presented at the Achievement Party, Sunday, November 3rd, 2019.

Below is a list of the awards. Who will you be nominating? ...


  • The Olga J. Livers Outstanding 4-H Leader Award
  • Meritorious Service Award
  • Tribute of Leader Excellence Award
  • Heart of 4-H Award
  • Outstanding 4-H Alumni Award


You can read about each award at: https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/cass/volunteer-recognition-nominations/

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See You at the Fair!

Nebraska Extension Cass County

Lauren Stohlmann, Extension Educator and Unit Leader, lauren.stohlmann@unl.edu

Katie Kreuser, Extension Educator, katie.kreuser@unl.edu

Tracy Ensor, Extension Assistant, tracy.ensor@unl.edu

Sondra Buell, Office Manager, sondra.buell@unl.edu

Harlee Brauckmuller, 4-H Summer Intern, harlee.brauckmuller@huskers.unl.edu

General Mailbox, cass-county@unl.edu