This is the last post about the Madison County Fair. Erica ended up with 13 4-H entries at the fair and Cara exhibited 16 items at the fair. They each had a great year at the fair winning many purple ribbons and only a few blue ribbons.Erica has one item going to the State Fair. Her perennial flowers earned a trip to state. We will wait and see what flowers are blooming before a decision is made on what goes to state. Erica made chocolate chip muffins and sugar cookies, and a healthy cereal trail mix for the judge to taste. After the judging, I asked her what the judge said. Erica replied, "She could tell that we used real butter in the sugar cookies, Mom." I told Erica that is what made the cookies taste so good.
Cara has three items going to the State Fair. Both of her floral exhibits were chosen along with her Youth in Motion Snack Recipe File Box. Cara made two coffee cakes, some zucchini muffins, and some granola bars for the judge to taste. Both of the girls earned quite a bit of cash in premiums. The extra money will come in handy for them on vacation and getting for school to start next month.
We are glad the fair is over! We will take a break from 4-H for awhile before planning some projects for next year's fair.