Saturday, August 23, 2014

“Learn A Do” 4-H Club Receives First Place at Gold Buckle Extravaganza

Contact: Elaine Davis, 4-H program assistant
Headquartered in Barton County
Tel: (417) 682-3579

LAMAR, Mo. – “Learn A Do” 4-H club received first place in the Gold Buckle Extravaganza team events held July 17-19 at the Ozark Empire Fair.

Congratulations to youth and exhibitors participates Back row, George Weber, Lauren Morgan, Chase Mc Kibben, Kelsie Morgan, Halle miller, Trent Morgan, Tony Morgan, Caitlyn Moreno. Front Row, Mason Brown, Connor Brown, Stetson Wiss, Zaverie Wiss, Matthew Morgan, Kinder Standley, Brandon Overman. Addison Brown, Marcy Miller, Lily Weber, Payden Nolting and Lakin Standley.

Learn A Do 4-H club members from Lamar and Liberal participated in team events on the junior, intermediate and senior divisions.

The events included a stockmen’s contest, team sales, photography contest, livestock judging, showmanship and exhibition of animals. The 4-H club with the most accumulated points was presented a check of $150 to their 4-H club and each participant received individual recognition.

The Gold Buckle Extravaganza is a signature event of the Ozark Empire Fair Foundation. It first held in 2004 with the primary purpose of recognizing the efforts of Southwest Missouri 4-H and FFA livestock exhibitors who have qualified for the auction, and to award youth grants and scholarships. Since the event’s inception, nearly $600,000 has been awarded to kids.

Residents of southwest Missouri can contact any of these 4-H youth development specialists for information: Karla Deaver in Lawrence County at (417) 466-3102; Monica Spittler in Taney County, (417) 546-5531; Bob McNary in Jasper County at (417) 358-2158; Jeremy Elliott-Engel in Newton County at (417) 455-9500 or Velynda Cameron in Polk County at (417) 326-4916.



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