Tazewell County 4-H Newsletter
In This Issue
- Dear 4-H Families,
- Salute to Agriculture Day!
- Tractor Supply Co. Paper Clover Campaign—October 4-15
- Tazewell 4-H Events
- Federation News
- Shooting Sports Enrollment Open
- Tazewell County 4-H Records and End of the Year Awards: 4-H Club Annual Financial Statement
- Tazewell County 4-H Records and End of the Year Awards: Club Scrapbook
- Tazewell County 4-H Records and End of the Year Awards: Tazewell County Club of the Year Award
- Tazewell County 4-H Records and End of the Year Awards: Secretary Book
- Tazewell County 4-H Records and End of the Year Awards: Treasurer Book
- Everyone loves a road trip!
- Join U of I Collegiate 4-H
- Get your lifetime membership to the Illinois 4-H Alumni Association!
- Interested in a new culture?
- 4-H Show and Jr. Fair Evaluation Meeting
- Check out the new projects for 2018
- Choose your adventure this year!
- Want your chance at the mic?
- Tazewell 4-H Show & Jr. Fair Evaluation
- It’s Not Too Early to Work on Award Applications!
- 2017 National 4-H Volunteer e-Forum
- 2018 Salute to Excellence 4-H Volunteer Awards
- All the fun of camping with none of the mess! Join us September 22-24
- Lost & Found!!
- Mail a Thank You to Trophy donors
- 2017 Trophy Winners
- 2017 Tazewell 4-H Show Sponsors
- 2017 State Fair Results—General Project Exhibits
Dear 4-H Families,
Well, the fairs are over. Results are entered. Ribbons sorted. And most importantly, the memories stored away!
I want to thank everyone for all they did for the show. Whether you were a parent, exhibitor, attendant, volunteer, judge or staff, you made the 2017 Tazewell 4-H Show and Jr. Fair a success! It takes a strong team to come together and pull off everything. We are so fortunate to have a devoted 4-H community here in Tazewell.
I am sure by now, many of you have returned back to school. I wish you all the best during the 2017-2018 school year! With the start of school, it also means our 2017-2018 4-H year is right around the corner. I am super excited for all the things this year will hold! Be sure to watch your newsletters for details on how to re-enroll in 4-H.
Salute to Agriculture Day!
Salute to Agriculture Day at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is Saturday, September 9 from 4-7 p.m. For additional details and registration information, visit: https://ecommerce.aces.illinois.edu/salutetoagriculture/.
Tractor Supply Co. Paper Clover Campaign—October 4-15
It's time again for the TSC Paper Clover Campaign! Twice a year, TSC does a fundraiser for 4-H by requesting donations at their checkouts. From October 4-15, the money raised by our local Tractor Supply Co. stores (Pekin & Peoria) comes directly back to our Extension Unit for use on camp and leadership experiences. Of course, these fundraisers are FAR more successful when local 4-Hers are at the stores to help. We'd love for every club to visit one these stores during the campaign to help raise as much money as possible for our youth. There are lots of fun and easy ways to show off your club at TSC:
Have youth members act as "celebrity baggers" at the checkout lines.
Set up a display table at the front door and talk about the great things that 4-H is doing in the area.
Take your animals and have a mini petting zoo in the parking lot.
Show off your projects and all the things you've learned in 4-H.
Have a bake sale or hot dog cookout to raise money for your club (Remember: Club fundraisers require preapproval from the Extension Office. Complete this form, http://web.extension.illinois.edu/fmpt/downloads/67565.pdf.)
We've talked to the managers and they're super excited to partner with us! Please sign your club up at the links below to take a 2-hour shift at the TSC of your choice. If you have questions, need marketing materials, or can't get online to sign up, please contact Emily at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for all you do to support 4-H!
Pekin TSC Sign Up - https://doodle.com/poll/mntnbq7kp2qq3nr5
Peoria TSC Sign Up - https://doodle.com/poll/qxmrbhv46m8eit5y
Tazewell 4-H Events
29—4-H Show Evaluation Mtg., 7 p.m., Extension Office, Pekin
31—End of 4-H fiscal year
01—New 4-H Year begins
04—Labor Day, Extension Office closed
09—4-H Booth at Pekin's Marigold Festival
12—Shooting Sports: Archery begins, 6:30 p.m.
13—Shooting Sports: Air Rifle begins, 6:30 p.m.
14—Federation Mtg., 6:30 p.m., Extension Office, Pekin
29—Club Records & End of the Year Paperwork DUE
01-07—National 4-H Week
03—Leader Training, 7 p.m., Extension Office, Pekin
06—Leader Training, 10 a.m., Extension Office, Pekin
12—Federation Mtg., 6:30 p.m., Extension Office, Pekin
Thursday, September 14 at 6:30 p.m.
Tazewell Extension Office
All 4-H members ages 13-18 are invited to join Federation.
Meeting will contain:
Post 4-H Show Feedback
Shooting Sports Enrollment Open
The Fall session of Archery is scheduled to start September 12 (Tuesdays) & Air Rifle is scheduled to start September 13 (Wednesdays). Sessions will meet at 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Livestock Review Building.
Shooting Sports projects are Group Only. 4-H members interested in participating/enrolling in these projects must do so in the Shooting Sports clubs.
Enrollment packets are available at the Tazewell Extension Office or online at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/fmpt/downloads/57352.pdf
Tazewell County 4-H Records and End of the Year Awards: 4-H Club Annual Financial Statement
All 4-H clubs with a checking or savings account must complete both pages of the 4-H Club Annual Financial Statement form at the end of each 4-H year. Submit this statement along with other required forms and officer books to Tazewell Extension office by September 29.
The financial statement includes a report of income and expenses for the 4-H club checking account (page 1) and/or savings account (page 2). The club treasurer and club leader must sign on page 2 of this form to verify that the information is correct. Also on page 2, the Fiscal Review Committee (a group of 2 or 3 youth and adults who do not have signatory rights on the club's bank account(s)) must review the financial records of the 4-H club for the past year and sign to indicate that they have found everything in good order.
Contact the county Extension office if you need a copy of this financial statement. This is a required step from the IRS. Your club cannot be re-enrolled for the new 4-H year until this is received in the Extension office.
Tazewell County 4-H Records and End of the Year Awards: Club Scrapbook
Each 4-H Club has the opportunity to turn in a scrapbook for judging. Due September 29, 2017.
Scrapbooks are judged on:
Newspaper clippings with headline of newspaper
Pictures printed in newspaper with headline of newspaper
Tazewell County 4-H Records and End of the Year Awards: Tazewell County Club of the Year Award
All Tazewell County 4-H Clubs are invited to submit a story of their club's activities for the 2016-2017 year. The story can include information and inspirational stories about any and all aspects of the 4-H club, such as electing officers, special club tour, members mentoring each other, recruiting new members, recognizing members, community service, club projects, involvement in county programs, working with another club(s), new experiences/adventures, things members learned, goals reached, etc.
Stories are due with the end of the year club paperwork on September 29.
Tazewell County 4-H Records and End of the Year Awards: Secretary Book
All Clubs are required to turn in a Secretary book for the 2016-2017 4-H year. Clubs have the option to turn it in for judging (must be completed by club Secretary) or to meet the requirement (may be completed by leader or parent).
County Best Kept Secretary Book Award judging:
Must be completed by the 4-H member.
May either be hand written or typed.
Scored on the following:
Membership information and attendance
Officer and Leader information
Minutes of meeting—completed, proper order, proper form
Community Service and other club activities
Legible and written in ink or typed
Tazewell County 4-H Records and End of the Year Awards: Treasurer Book
Each 4-H Club is required to turn in either a Completed Treasurer's Book with audit form completed OR an Indication of Financial Activity Statement (for clubs without a treasury).
Clubs whose elected Treasurer completes the book can choose to be judged for the County Best Kept Treasurer's Book contest. Those books will be scored on the following:
Adequate list of club inventory
Accurate accounting of receipts, checks written and balance
Evidence of careful and responsible handling of club funds
Up to date information
Evidence of year round action
Everyone loves a road trip!
September 23, 2017 @ University of Illinois Campus
Register @ go.illinois.edu/4Hroadtrip before September 3
DJ | GAMES | PRIZES | CAMPUS
Come hang out with 4-H members from across the state in a NEW event to kick off the NEW year. Save September 23 and plan to arrive by 10 a.m. on the University of Illinois campus. Get an inside look at U of I. Discover new things you can do in 4-H. Start your adventure today! $10 cost includes lunch, t-shirt, and goodie bag. Road Trip is open to 4-H members age 13-18. Tell your friends and go 'road trippin' with a few hundred of 4-H members around the state.
Register @ go.illinois.edu/4Hroadtrip. Cost is $10.
Join U of I Collegiate 4-H
If your future plans bring you to University of Illinois at Urbana– Champaign, consider joining a new Collegiate 4-H Club on campus. The first meeting will be 6 p.m. September 14 in Bevier Commons. The group encourages all those who want to continue serving others and gain leadership along the way to join. For information, contact President Maggi Maxstadt at email@example.com.
Get your lifetime membership to the Illinois 4-H Alumni Association!
Once a 4-H member, always a 4-H supporter. We know that 4-H alumni share a bond. We're all family, and we don't want to lose track of our family members. Now, you can register online as a 4-H alum (from any state) and tell your story. Click over to go.illinois.edu/4Halumni.
Interested in a new culture?
Do you enjoy learning about different cultures? Does learning a new language sound exciting? The Chinese Language Institute and the ICC International Center is hosting Chinese classes and would love for you to join them! ICC's Visiting Chinese Scholar is teaching free classes centered around the Chinese language and culture. Also, the scholar is willing to help individual 4-Hers on Passport to the World and International projects.
Club leaders, are you looking for a fun program for one of your monthly meetings? Clubs are also encouraged to hold a meeting at ICC's International Center and have a program on the Chinese culture. They have presented topics such as kite making, tea ceremonies, Chinese games, Calligraphy and much more. If your club is not able to make it to ICC's International Center, Shari West is happy to come to you and present. Please contact Shari West at 309-657-3484 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
4-H Show and Jr. Fair Evaluation Meeting
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 ~ Dinner at 6 p.m. ~ Meeting at 7 p.m.
Tazewell Extension Office
RSVP by August 25
Join us for a nacho bar to celebrate another great 4-H Show & Jr. Fair!
Extension Office will provide the nachos, meat and toppings, drinks and table service.
We ask those with the last names A-M to bring a side dish to share and last names N-Z to bring a dessert to share. If you have insights, praise reports, suggestions, or points of interest about the 2017 4-H Show and Jr. Fair, please send those to me via email, in writing, or by completing the online
survey at https://web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=17077.
I will compile a report to share with everyone at the meeting.
Katharine Girone, 4-H Program Coordinator
309-347-6614 ~ email@example.com
Check out the new projects for 2018
You'll want to enroll right away so you can get your hands on these cool new projects:
Computer Science: Coding in Visual Programming Languages
Computer Science: Coding in Text Based Programming Languages
Seeing i2i – Adventures in Diversity & Cultural Awareness
Free Range Robotics
3-D Printing and Design
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles/Systems (Drones)
Visual Arts projects, including Fiber Arts, Stained Glass Projects, Duct Tape Crafts, and Paper Crafts
NEW introductory arts project manual "Getting Started in Art"
There are also new guides for Cloverbuds
4-H Cloverbud Personal Development & Leadership
4-H Cloverbuds Communicative and Expressive Arts
4-H Cloverbuds Science and Technology
4-H Craft Beading
We will be saying goodbye to these projects and manuals … at least for a year while we look at new curriculum being developed:
Citizenship Youth Adventures Kit
Citizenship Public Adventures
Exploring Your Body Helper's Guide (Cloverbud)
Meats and Other Protein Sources
Get Up and Move Series 1-3
Visual Arts Members Manual
All the My Leadership guides and Portfolios
Power of the Wind Computer
Choose your adventure this year!
4-H is one new adventure after another!
September starts with a brand new event for all members age 13 to 18. Hit the road to University of Illinois September 23.
MISSION: ADVENTURE Join the Team. Change the World is the theme of this year's National 4-H week is October 1-7.
We have many new projects for 2018 including 3D Printing, Drones, Creative Writing, and new Computer Science programming projects.
September 1 can't get here soon enough for you to JOIN THE TEAM and CHANGE THE WORLD.
Want your chance at the mic?
Ever wonder who gets to go to Springfield to speak to legislators each spring. That could be YOU. Step one is to take the Speaking for Illinois 4-H training. The next training is Saturday, Sept. 30 in Belvidere at the Boone County Extension Office. Just do it!
It's taught by members of the Illinois 4-H Youth Leadership Team and is open to 4-H members age 14 and older. Speaking for Illinois 4-H (SFI4-H) offers teens advanced training in preparing your 4-H story to "tell the world" how great the 4-H program is! By the time you leave, you're ready to advocate for 4-H to civic groups, new 4-H volunteers, donors, and elected officials.
Once trained, 4-H'ers are expected to work with their local Extension staff to promote 4-H on the local level. On the state level, trained members receive invitations to participate in the 4-H Legislative Connection events at the state Capitol each spring.
Cost is $12 for the 10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. training; lunch is included. Space is limited, so don't wait until the last minute to register! We hope to see you at the next Speaking for Illinois 4-H training! Register @ go.illinois.edu/4Hspeaking by September 20.
Tazewell 4-H Show & Jr. Fair Evaluation
4-H Families, Leaders, and Superintendents:
Hopefully by now the 4-H Fair dust has settled. We realize that you've probably just put away the last fair project and would rather not think of another fair quite yet.
However, we would like you to take a minute or two to let us know about your fair experience this year. We are doing an online survey like we did last year. Just click on this link: https://web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=17077.
If you had friends or family members outside of 4-H that attended, feel free to forward this link on to them too. It's nice to have a balanced perspective of the fair.
Thanks once again for all your support this year. We truly couldn't have done it without you!
It’s Not Too Early to Work on Award Applications!
Whether you are a first-year 4-H member or tenured member with 7 or more years under your belt, the end of the 4-H year is right around the corner and it's not too early to focus on collecting information for your 4-H award applications. With the NEW Illinois 4-H Recognition Program in place, even 8-9 year old members can submit the 4-H Experience Application and be eligible for 4-H recognition. Older members can submit both the 4-H Experience Application and the Illinois 4-H Award Application for recognition.
The Illinois 4-H Experience Award Application for Individuals focuses on all of those events and activities that you have experienced during the 4-H year in four areas: Participation, Community Service, Leadership, and Project Learning. Depending upon the type and number of experiences you can report on, members are eligible to receive recognition on the Bronze, Silver, Gold, Diamond or Emerald Clover Award level. Your family calendar, 4-H records, checkmarks, and a few written details are all that's needed for even our youngest members to submit this application. This application can be found @ https://4h.extension.illinois.edu/members/awards.
Also found at that link is the Illinois 4-H State Award Application, the application for statewide competitive awards. Many counties also use this application for their county 4-H awards; check with your 4-H leader or local Extension office to check on your county's requirements. This application is also used for our state 4-H Award selection process, so those members who are 15 and above by September 1 are encouraged to check out this application. Members may apply in any or all of the five award categories: Communications, Community Service, Leadership, Personal Growth, and/or Project Mastery. State winners in these categories can receive educational scholarships or trips to national events.
Several other 4-H award applications are also posted on that webpage; many for older members. Check them out and contact your local Extension office for local deadlines and information.
All of our 4-H'ers have stories to tell and are eligible for our 4-H awards program – tell YOUR stories and see where they take you!
2017 National 4-H Volunteer e-Forum
You are invited to be a part of the very first National 4-H Volunteer e-Forum! This is your chance to get energized as you network with volunteers, county-based staff, and state specialists from all across the county where #4HGrows through volunteers!
Put these dates on your calendar now so you can gain new strategies for enhancing the 4-H experience you support as a volunteer. E-Forum sessions include:
October 5, 2017: 6 – 7:30 PM – Cultivating an Environment for Growing True Leaders
Have your every wondered:
What new ideas can I use to get kids more involved?
How do I create fun, hands-on 4-H experiences that shape and prepare 4-H members to be leaders today and successful adults in the future?
November 2, 2017: 6 – 7:30 PM – "STEM"ming into Animal Science, Growing True Leaders
Or, perhaps you have thought:
They keep saying we need more young people ready for jobs in STEM, how does that relate to the wide variety of animal science projects in 4-H?
Where do I find resources that help me make animal science projects more focused on the SCIENCE than the care, grooming, and showing?
December 7, 2017: 6 – 7:30 PM – Helping 4-H'ers Grow in Life & Work
And, you probably have also questioned:
4-H members learn so many valuable skills, what can I do to help them align that with a future career?
Decision-making, leadership development, giving back to others is the foundation of 4-H but how do I help 4-H teens stay connected put those soft skills to work?
Watch for more details to register!
2018 Salute to Excellence 4-H Volunteer Awards
The Illinois 4-H program is built on the work of amazing volunteers, and we look forward to recognizing our volunteers for what they do! The National 4-H Council sponsors the Salute to Excellence Award Program that targets 4-H volunteers who demonstrate exemplary service to 4-H, while promoting service through volunteerism as both an opportunity and a privilege. Outstanding local volunteers can be nominated for consideration as the 2018 Illinois Salute to Excellence Volunteer. If you are interested in nominating a volunteer for consideration, contact your extension office.
The award categories are:
Volunteer of the Year – recognizing individuals who have served as 4-H volunteers for less than 10 years at the local, county, region, and state level.
Outstanding Lifetime Volunteer – recognizing individuals who have served 10 or more years at the local, county, region or state level.
Nomination criteria will be available at your local Extension Office. Nominations are due to the State 4-H Office by Thursday, September 21, 2017. Illinois 4-H has a history of producing winning volunteers, and we are excited to see what this year holds.
All the fun of camping with none of the mess! Join us September 22-24
Let 4-H Memorial Camp put the fun back in camping. Enjoy a weekend family camping trip with none of the prep or mess! Come experience rock climbing, zip lining, archery, fishing, campfires, crafts, cardboard boat racing, and many other fun activities. Let us manage the stress of planning a camping adventure while allowing you, your family and your friends the opportunity to enjoy a weekend together at camp!
Your family will sleep in a cabin, have meals provided (starting Friday dinner and ending with Sunday lunch), and enjoy a LOT of fun activities! Many of the same staff that run our summer camp programs volunteer to make this an enjoyable experience for your family. Expect to have fun, eat heartily, and make memories which will last a lifetime!
At least one youth attending must be 8 to 16 years old, and children must be accompanied by at least one parent or guardian. The fee for participants 8 years and up is $75/person, while those 4-7 years old are only $35/person.
Plan to arrive anytime from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, September 22. Camp runs through 3 p.m. on Sunday, September 24. Late arrivals will be accepted from 8-10 a.m. Saturday.
Check out all the details @ https://4h.extension.illinois.edu/programs/camping/family-camp. Please contact Andy Davis at 217-762-2741 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or if you need accommodations.
Lost & Found!!
We only have a few items left unclaimed after the 4-H Show. A pink, youth Columbia fleece (left after the last summer Horse Clinic in the arena), a book left in the Livestock Arena Sweet Shop (The Timber Wolf), Sizzlers Dog Treats and the ULINE water bottle. Please check with any friends or family that were out at the 4-H Show as well. You may call the Extension Office at 309-347-6614 if any of these items are yours.
Mail a Thank You to Trophy donors
Congratulations to all of the award winners at the 4-H Show. There were over 130 awards, gifts, and silver trays given.
Each award is sponsored by a business, individual or family. Without these generous sponsors, no awards would be available!
It is very important that each award winner send a thank you to the sponsor. The name and information is on the bottom/back/box of the award. The sponsors appreciate hearing about your 4-H experience.
If you are not sure of the donor name or address, please contact the Tazewell Extension Office.
2017 Trophy Winners
BEEF TROPHIES 2017
Grand Champion Steer Bailey Hoerbert of Minier Pioneers
Grand Champion Female Lydia Grieder of Morton Helping Hands
Res. Grand Champion Female Allie Anderson of Morton Helping Hands
Senior Beef Showmanship Aaron Wagenbach of Tremont Co-Op Sr.
Junior Beef Showmanship Allie Anderson of Morton Helping Hands
Champion Taz. Bred & Owned Female Bailey Hoerbert of Minier Pioneers
Cowboy Up Award Bailey Hoerbert of Minier Pioneers
Master Showmanship Lane Schweigert of Tazewell Country Club
DAIRY TROPHIES 2017
Supreme Dairy Champion Christopher Koch of Tremont Co-Op Sr.
Champion Holstein Christopher Koch of Tremont Co-Op Sr.
Jr. Champion Holstein Taylor Powell of Tremont Co-Op Jr.
Jr. Champion Jersey Grace Sauder of Tremont Country Club
Jr. Dairy Showmanship Clayton Schweigert of Tazewell Country Club
Sr. Dairy Showmanship Lane Schweigert of Tazewell Country Club
GOAT TROPHIES 2017
Grand Champion Wether Rachel Koch of Tremont Co-Op Int.
Grand Champion Doe Noah Rogers of Morton Helping Hands
Champion Pygmy Doe Luke Sauder of Tremont Countryside
Champion Pygmy Wether Luke Sauder of Tremont Countryside
Champion Meat Doe Noah Rogers of Morton Helping Hands
Champion Meat Wether Rachel Koch of Tremont Co-Op Int.
Champion Dairy Doe Brooke Wagner of Morton Helping Hands
Champion Dairy Wether Brooke Wagner of Morton Helping Hands
Jr. Goat Showmanship Brooke Wagner of Morton Helping Hands
Sr. Goat Showmanship Noah Rogers of Morton Helping Hands
SHEEP TROPHIES 2017
Grand Champion Ram Justus Koch of Tremont Countryside
Grand Champion Ewe Katherine Springer of Tazewell Country Club
Grand Champion Wether Jacqueline Springer of Tazewell Country Club
Junior Sheep Showmanship Jacqueline Springer of Tazewell Country Club
Senior Sheep Showmanship Promise Koch of Tremont Countryside
Champion Montadale Alexander Koch of Tremont Countryside
Champion Southdown Maddox Dare of Tazewell Country Club
Champion Commercial Katherine Springer of Tazewell Country Club
Champion Market Ewe Rachel Koch of Tremont Co-Op Int.
SWINE TROPHIES 2017
Grand Champion Barrow Maddox Dare of Tazewell Country Club
Reserve Champion Barrow Lydia Rogers of Morton Helping Hands
Grand Champion Gilt Noah Rogers of Morton Helping Hands
Reserve Champion Gilt Maddox Dare of Tazewell Country Club
Grand Champion Pair of Barrows Maddox Dare of Tazewell Country Club
Reserve Champion Pair of Barrows Lydia Rogers of Morton Helping Hands
Grand Champion Pair of Gilts Katherine Springer of Tazewell Country Club
Junior Swine Showmanship Lydia Rogers of Morton Helping Hands
Senior Swine Showmanship Maddox Dare of Tazewell Country Club
HORSE/PONY TROPHIES 2017
Champion Western Horse Kaylie Dare of 4-H Forever!
Champion English Horse Audrey Aberle of 4-H Forever!
Champion Pony – Miniature Horse Livia Kimberlin of Tazewell Country Club
Junior Horse Showmanship Livia Kimberlin of Tazewell Country Club
Senior Horse Showmanship Summer Stahl of 4-H Forever!
Junior Horsemanship Chloe Roth of 4-H Quest Club
Senior Horsemanship Summer Stahl of 4-H Forever!
Cleanest Stall, Horse & Pony Tristan Roth of 4-H Quest Club
Horse Management Summer Stahl of 4-H Forever!
POULTRY TROPHIES 2017
Champion Cockerel Jacob Rassi of Tremont Countryside
Champion Pullet Maxwell Beutel of Tremont Co-Op Jr.
Champion Breeding Pen Maxwell Beutel of Tremont Co-Op Jr.
Champion Waterfowl Luke Sauder of Tremont Countryside
Champion Bantam Maxwell Beutel of Tremont Co-Op Jr.
Champion Other Fowl Audrey Aberle of 4-H Forever!
Champion Mature Chicken Rachel Koch of Tremont Co-Op Int.
RABBIT TROPHIES 2017
Best In Show Rabbit Chase Bachman of Pekin Saintly Dragons
Reserve In Show Rabbit Alexis Farquhar of Tazewell Country Club
Junior Rabbit Showmanship Alexis Farquhar of Tazewell Country Club
Senior Rabbit Showmanship Chase Bachman of Pekin Saintly Dragons
DOG TROPHIES 2017
Best Dog Care Devin Boatman of Dog SPIN Club
Beginner Obedience High In Trial Danielle Stuber of Dog SPIN Club
Advanced Obedience High In Trial Danielle Stuber of Dog SPIN Club
Beginner Agility High In Trial Melissa Oltmann of Pekin Saintly Dragons
Advanced Agility High In Trial Mikayla Bankes of Dog SPIN Club
Jr. Dog Showmanship Elyana Leitner of Tremont Co-Op Int.
Sr. Dog Showmanship Danielle Stuber of Dog SPIN Club
CAT TROPHIES 2017
Best of Show Cats Alivia Byers of Tremont Co-Op Sr.
PLANTS & SOILS TROPHIES 2017
Outstanding Beginning Vegetable Exhibit Natalie Hauter of Morton Helping Hands
Outstanding Intermediate Vegetable Exhibit Samuel Knapp of Tremont Co-Op Int.
Outstanding Advanced Vegetable Exhibit Kata Grant of Mackinaw Ridge Runners
Outstanding Bountiful Harvest Exhibit McKealey Klokkenga of Delavan Aces
Outstanding Flower Arrangement Lillian King of Morton Helping Hands
Outstanding Floriculture Exhibit Bailey Hoerbert of Minier Pioneers
Outstanding Plants & Soils Exhibit Kata Grant of Mackinaw Ridge Runners
CROPS TROPHIES 2017
Outstanding Corn Exhibit Maddox Dare of Tazewell Country Club
Outstanding Soybean Exhibit Maddox Dare of Tazewell Country Club
Outstanding Hay Exhibit Lane Schweigert of Tazewell Country Club
Outstanding Small Grain Exhibit Carl Sauder of Tremont Co-Op Jr.
COMMUNICATION ARTS TROPHIES 2017
Outstanding Beginning Photography Exhibit Anna Soupos of Pekin Saintly Dragons
Outstanding Intermediate Photography Exhibit Jorgi Dupureur of Tazewell Country Club
Outstanding Advanced Photography Exhibit Grace Rassi of Tremont Countryside
Outstanding Communication Arts Exhibit Zechariah Stuber of Tremont Co-Op Jr.
Outstanding Citizenship & Leadership Exhibit Lilianna Houzenga of Tazewell Country Club
VISUAL ARTS TROPHIES 2017
Outstanding Beginning Art Exhibits
Katherine Herring of 4-H Quest Club
Eli Stuber of Tremont Co-Op Jr.
Anastasia Rose of 4-H Quest Club
Kailey Handly of 4-H Quest Club
Taylor Powell of Tremont Co-Op Jr.
Jorgi Dupureur of Tazewell County Club
Outstanding Advanced Art Exhibits
Summer Stahl of 4-H Forever!
Lindsay Rose of Tremont Co-Op Sr.
Melinda Koch of Tremont Co-Op Sr.
Laina Allen of Tremont Co-Op Int.
Emily Boecker of Morton Helping Hands
Shelby Payne of Minier Pioneers
Calise Phelps of Shamrocks (x2)
Justin Steffen of Minier Pioneers
Jasmine Shultz of Pekin Saintly Dragons
Lila Hall of Tremont Co-Op Sr. (x2)
Grace Sauder of Tazewell Country Club
PUBLIC PRESENTATION TROPHY 2017
Outstanding Public Presentation Ashlyn Allen of Green Valley Toilers
FOODS & NUTRITION TROPHIES 2017
Junior Champion Cook Ashlyn Allen of Green Valley Toilers
Junior Champion Cook Nell Grove of Pekin Saintly Dragons
Senior Champion Cook Alexis Farquhar of Tazewell Country Club
Senior Champion Cook Sophie Schneblin of Morton Helping Hands
Best Novice Decorated Cake Sarah Koch of Tremont Co-Op Int.
Best Advanced Decorated Cake Sarah Butler of Pekin Saintly Dragons
HOME & FAMILY TROPHIES 2017
Outstanding Child Care Ashleigh Janssen of Green Valley Toilers
Outstanding Home & Family Exhibit Logan Farquhar of Tazewell County Club
Outstanding Home & Family Exhibit Caleb Guenther of 4-H Quest Club
Outstanding Home & Family Exhibit Emily Boecker of Morton Helping Hands
MECHANICAL SCIENCE TROPHIES 2017
Mechanical Science & Energy Award Laina Allen of Tremont Co-Op Int.
Outstanding Beginning Woodworking Parker Dill of Tremont Co-Op Int.
Best Overall Woodworking Justin Steffen of Minier Pioneers
Outstanding Electricity Exhibit Nate Grove of Pekin Saintly Dragons
Outstanding Small Engines Nicholas Larkin of Tazewell Country Club
Outstanding Beginning Model Rocket Benjamin Meachum of Green Valley Toilers
Outstanding Advanced Model Rocket Channing Pendleton of Green Valley Toilers
NATURAL RESOURCES TROPHIES 2017
Outstanding Natural Resources & Environment Caleb Guenther of 4-H Quest Club
Outstanding Natural Resources & Environment Logan Farquhar of Tazewell County Club
Outstanding Natural Resources & Environment Elijah Chism of Shamrocks
Outstanding Animal Sciences Exhibit Summer Stahl of 4-H Forever!
Outstanding Shooting Sports Molly McDonald of Mackinaw Ridge Runners
CLOTHING & TEXTILES TROPHIES 2017
Outstanding STEAM 1 Exhibit Lydia Rogers of Morton Helping Hands
Outstanding STEAM 2 Exhibit Elisabeth Rassi of Tremont Countryside
Outstanding STEAM 3 Exhibit Grace Rassi of Tremont Countryside
Outstanding Knitted/Crocheted Exhibit Rebecca Handly of 4-H Quest Club
Outstanding Creative Sewing Exhibit Melinda Koch of Tremont Co-Op Sr.
Outstanding Shopping Exhibit Abby Sauder of Mackinaw Ridge Runners
Outstanding Model Sydney Webb of Pekin Saintly Dragons
SPIRIT DISPLAY WINNER 2017
4-H Quest Club
2017 Tazewell 4-H Show Sponsors
1st Farm Credit Services
Ag-Land FS, Inc.
Beutel Angus Farm
Big R - Pekin
Blain's Farm and Fleet of Morton
Charles & Rachel Moser
COUNTRY Financial - Joe Wirth
Dale & Lela Sandrock
Dave & Susan Anderson
Deer Creek HCE
East Peoria HCE
Eli's Coffee Shop
First Farmers State Bank
First Security Bank
Fort's Toyota of Pekin
Gourmet Gals HCE
Green Valley Mop n' Go HCE
Green Valley Toilers 4-H Club
Greenhaven Animal Clinic
Henderson-Weir Agency, Inc.
Huffman Farm Supply Inc.
Joe & Janet Schoenbein Family
JR's Landscape Services INC.
Kammeyer Farms Inc.
Keith & Becky Hoerr
King Tree Specialists, Inc.
Landon & Teresa Rowell
Lange Animal Clinic
Larry & Kathy Meier & Liz Meier
Mackinaw Ridge Runners 4-H Club
Minier Happy Homemakers
Minier Pioneers 4-H Club
Nehmelman Auction Company
Nelson & Mary Koch
Noah's Ark Small Animal Hospital
Pekin Animal Hospital
Pekin IV HCE
Pekin Park District
Pekin Veterinary Clinic
Prairie Farms Dairy, Inc.
Rawlings Trailer Sales, INC.
Representative Mike Unes
Roth Auction Service
San Jose Tri County Antique Tractor Club
Senator Bill Brady
Shamrocks 4-H Club
Springer Pork Farm
Tazewell County Farm Bureau
Tazewell County HCE
Teegarden Veterinary Clinic P.C.
The First National Bank in Tremont
Tremont Cooperative Grain Co.
Trevor & Angela Hall
Washington HCE Unit #4
Washington Veterinary Medical Clinic
Woodworkers Shop Inc.
2017 State Fair Results—General Project Exhibits
Ashlyn Allen Oral Interpretation Award of Ex.
Laina Allen Welding Award of Ex.
Allie Anderson 4-H Cooking 101 Award of Ex.
Samuel Baer Electricity 1 Superior
Ethan Boecker Photography 1 Superior
Alivia Byers Wildlife B Superior
Sarah Carl Glass/Plastic Award of Ex.
Elijah Chism Forests of Fun 3 Award of Ex.
Parker Dill Woodworking 1 Superior
Jorgi Dupureur Formal Speech Award of Ex.
Alexis Farquhar Passport to the World-Indiv Superior
Logan Farquhar Health 2 Award of Ex.
Joshua Gay Animal Science Award of Ex.
Kata Grant Floriculture A Superior
Lydia Grieder STEAM Clothing 2 Superior
Nate Grove Electricity 2 Award of Ex.
Nell Grove Animal Science Award of Ex.
Caleb Guenther Design Decisions-Advanced Superior
Lila Hall Chalk/Carbon/Pigment Superior
Travis Hall Corn Award of Ex.
Trevor Hall Corn Award of Ex.
Kailey Handly Nature Award of Ex.
Rebecca Handly Heritage Arts Award of Ex.
Bailey Hoerbert Floriculture D Superior
Lilianna Houzenga Citizenship 1 Superior
Ashleigh Janssen Fashion Revue Award of Ex.
Kenzie Keyser Design Decisions-Beginning Award of Ex.
McKealey Klokkenga Vegetable Display Superior
Kinsey Knapp 4-H Cooking 201 Award of Ex.
Samuel Knapp Vegetable Plate Award of Ex.
Sarah Koch Fiber Award of Ex.
Nicholas Larkin Tractor A Award of Ex.
Samantha Leichtenberg Wood Award of Ex.
Maddy McDonald Scrapbooking-Intermediate Award of Ex.
Benjamin Meachum Food Science 1 Superior
Melissa Oltmann Fashion Revue Award of Ex.
Channing Pendleton Model Rocketry Award of Ex.
Olivia Pendleton 4-H Cooking 401 Superior
Calise Phelps Chalk/Carbon/Pigment Award of Ex.
Elisabeth Rassi STEAM Clothing 2 Award of Ex.
Grace Rassi STEAM Clothing 3 Superior
Lydia Rogers Floriculture D Award of Ex.
Noah Rogers Metal Award of Ex.
Matthew Schaefer Pebble Pups 1 Award of Ex.
Sophie Schneblin Foods Ready4Life Challenge Superior
Lane Schweigert Welding Award of Ex.
Todd Smith Electricity 2 Award of Ex.
Anna Soupos Photography 1 Award of Ex.
Summer Stahl Veterinary Science Award of Ex.
Justin Steffen Woodworking 4 Award of Ex.
Sydney Webb Fashion Revue Award of Ex.
Zachary Webb Theatre Arts 1 Superior
Isabella Weir Design Decisions-Beginning Award of Ex.
Maia Wheat Clay Award of Ex.