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News Release

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4-H Rabbit Show Held at Macoupin County Fairgrounds

4-H members displayed their rabbits at the 4-H Rabbit Show on Saturday, July 8, at the Macoupin County Fairgrounds.  4-H members had fun showing their rabbits to Rabbit Show Judge Jerry Hicks of New Berlin. Tim Wolff of Brighton served as show superintendent.  Members were judged on the proper care and breed characteristics of their projects.

4-H members participating in the 2017 4-H Rabbit Show were as follows: Evelyn Heyen of Plainview; Chelsea Cruse, Sam Wolff, Emily Wolff, Isabelle Wolff, and Mackenzie Wolff of Brighton; and Braylee Gilmore, Kayla Quarton, and Ariyah Stuemke of Carlinville.

After examining all the rabbits, Judge Jerry Hicks selected these top award winners:


Best of Show Pet Class

Evelyn Heyen, Plainview

Best of Show 6 Class-Buck 

Emily Wolff, Brighton

Reserve Best of Show 6 Class-Buck

Sam Wolff, Brighton

Best of Show 6 Class-Doe 

Isabelle Wolff, Brighton

Reserve Best of Show 6 Class-Doe

Emily Wolff, Brighton

Best of Show 4 Class-Buck

Braylee Gilmore, Carlinville

Reserve-Best of Show 4 Class-Buck

Chelsea Cruse, Brighton

Best of Show 4 Class-Doe

Chelsea Cruse, Brighton

Reserve-Best of Show 4 Class-Doe

Braylee Gilmore, Carlinville

Grand Champion Rabbit Fryer Pen

Isabelle Wolff, Brighton

Reserve Grand Champion Rabbit Fryer Pen

Mackenzie Wolff, Brighton

Senior Showmanship

Isabelle Wolff, Brighton

Junior Showmanship

Sam Wolff, Brighton

The 4-H program would like to thank the following trophy donors:  Jerry Joyce Auction Center, Rhodes Dale Farms, Piasa Birds 4-H Club, Country Side Vet Clinic, and Mabel Peters Memorial (4-H Foundation).

If you are interested in learning more about 4-H programs, please contact University of Illinois Extension- Macoupin County at 217/854-9604.


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Photo Caption: Rabbit Show Participants 4-H Rabbit Show 2017: (Front) Kayla Quarton, Evelyn Heyen, Braylee Gilmore, Chelsea Cruse, Ariyah Stuemke (Back) Tim Wolff, Jerry Hicks, and Sam Wolff  (Not pictured Emily, Isabelle, and Mackenzie Wolff)

Local Contact: Kate Harding, Program Coordinator, 4-H and Youth Development,