4-H members shine at exhibition

Youth participated in a wide variety of competitions showcasing their work over the year

Published on August 30, 2017

Kate MacDonald, Adelynn Fisher and Faith Atkinson clean Dee and her stable. Dee, from O.A.K. Stables, is owned by Kelsey Siddall and ridden by Kate.

AMHERST - 4-H members from across the county brought their talent to the 99th annual Cumberland County Exhibition this week.

Youth from across the county spent Monday and Tuesday participating in mostly showcasing competitions.
“It’s to see who qualifies, sort of like our regionals to provincials,” said Ashleigh Coffin, Sunrise 4-H. “To see the projects they’ve worked on every year.”
Monday saw 4-H members receive ribbons for life skills projects, arts competitions and
On Tuesday competitions took place, showcasing animals such as cattle, goats, birds, rabbits, sheep and more. The tug-of-war was also a highlight.
The 4-H participants finished off Tuesday with a celebratory parade and presentation of trophies and the Jr. Host and Hostess awards.
An auction Tuesday night fundraised for the Doug Carey Memorial 4-H Scholarship.
Although many of the 4-H events are over, the animals and projects will remain on display for the remainder of the exhibition in Oxford.
The exhibition continues on until Saturday with lots of competitions, demonstrations and children’s activities in the schedule.

Jordan Hunt works at washing a horse.