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Elm Creek 4-H celebrates 60 years

The Elm Creek 4-H Beef Club recently finished up their 60th consecutive year as a club. The members had a practice show beside the Elm Creek Community Hall June 30, which was judged by Brodie and Amanda McCollough. The winners in the Steer, Heifer, two-year-old with calf and showmanship classes were given trophies that were generously donated by Mr. Ernie Esau.

Elm Creek 4-H Beef Club also participated in the recent Carman Country Fair. The judge for the Interclub competition was Sean Thompson of Hamiota. Mr. Thompson took time to talk to the members and give them showing tips and advice. Club Champion steer went to Nolan Vandersluis and Reserve Club Champion went to Brittney deRuiter. Club Champion heifer went to Helena Borst and Reserve Club Champion went to Taylor Carlson. Helena went on to receive Reserve Grand Champion honours in the Interclub competition. Club Champion two-year-old went to Nolan Vandersluis.

The members also did very well in showmanship, grooming and judging competitions. One major highlight in these events was junior member Taylor Carlson receiving Reserve Overall Judge in the judging competition. Not an easy task for a junior member!

Some of the members joined in the first annual Fun Fest competition that took place at Carman Fair and all of the participants had a wonderful time meeting new people and learning new skills. Team Grooming and Supreme Showmanship were just some of the highlights of Fun Fest. Friday was also the Fat Stock Sale where 4-H members sold the steers that they have been feeding and training for the past year. A big thank you to our sponsors and all who bought a steer from one of the 4-H members. Your support is invaluable in making the 4-H program work. Next year we are looking forward to celebrating 100 years of 4-H in Canada!

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