Every youth participant took home an award from the Capital City 4-H Youth Fair held July 21-22. 4-H contests use the Danish system to judge young people's project work. Blue, red, or white ribbons are awarded to each item or class a youth enters. If the workmanship renders excellent quality, the project receives a blue ribbon. Projects that need some improvement, but are good quality earn red ribbons. White ribbons are given when projects need improvement. Along with a ribbon, 4-H'ers receive judge's criteria and comments to understand how their project was placed.
Seventy-five Carson area youth participated in the annual event. Events included home arts entries; Pets and Projects on Parade; rabbit quality, showmanship and hurdles; dog obedience, showmanship and agility; and a fiber goat show.
4-H teaches youth leadership, self-esteem, responsibility and other important life skills through fun and engaging projects youth help design.
For information on 4-H, call the Carson City/Storey County Cooperative Extension office at 887-2252.