4-Hers head to Pro Show

Raissa Tetanish
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AMHERST - Today begins a three-day weekend jam packed with events for 90 4-H members in the county.

Almost half of the members within the seven clubs in Cumberland County are heading to Bridgewater for the Provincial 4-H Show, or Pro Show as many call it.
"It's the best of everyone of the province competing against each other," said Sharlene Carter-Earle, president of the Cumberland County 4-H Council. "With 190 members in total and 90 of them going, it's a pretty good contingent to represent the county."
In order to participate in the Pro Show, 4-H members must have placed first in their class in their own exhibition or competition.
Along with the livestock and life skills competitions, members will also have a chance to compete in tug-of-war and clipping contests, judging and showmanship.
Each year, the county with the most amount of points at the end of the weekend takes home the Pro Show flag, and Cumberland County is going for that flag again after winning it last year.
Carter-Earle said the counties are rated on a point system, with a red ribbon equalling 10 points and a 10th place finish equalling one point. She said it's also based on the number of participants each county has, as well as how many items each county shows.
She noted the Pro Show isn't just about winning.
"It's the whole atmosphere of it. For some, it's even about getting to see that friend that you haven't seen since last year," she said.
Each of the seven 4-H clubs in the county - Bay Vista Conns Mills, Double D, Linden, Oxford, Ro-Win-Lea, Sunrise and Three Way - will have members representing their clubs during the weekend events.
Registration for the new year will take place in November at each of the club.

Organizations: Double D

Geographic location: Cumberland County, AMHERST, Bridgewater Oxford

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