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Nothing static about static exhibits

First day of fair in the books

July 26, 2012
By Michael Tidemann - Staff Writer , Estherville Daily News

It wouldn't be a fair without them. It's those handcrafted exhibits that 4-Hers spend hours on - sometimes hundreds of hours. And whether or not you're showing animals, the static exhibits remain an essential part of every county fair.

This year, there were myriad entries, all excellent, all showing a lot of pride of the 4-Hers who create them.

Isaac Jorgenson's pickup that he did as a woodworking project could have been a state entry last year - however, he forgot one detail: photos of each step. This year, he remembered those photos as he did the trailer that fits neatly onto the pickup hitch - as though it were made for it.

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Judges Roberta Hersom and Jean Hoffman were delighted with Caleb Sharar’s turtle bread entry. Find more fair photos on Pages 3 and 5 of today’s Daily News.
EDN photo by Michael Tidemann

Jenna McCoy's squirrel feeder got a pretty thorough going-over by judge Ron Rubsam who pointed out that she should have drilled a hole before putting in a screw. Sound picky? Maybe. But if you eventually want it to be perfect, that's what you have to do.

Brad Anderson, a member of the Hi-Flyers 4-H Club, had a pretty good selection of photos, including one of Yellowstone that you could easily imagine as a postcard. The judge agreed, giving it a blue ribbon.

Brandy Kinnander of the Iowa Lake 4-Hers had a bucket of flowers (she did a welding project too).

Probably one of the most creative exhibits was Caleb Sharar's turtle bread, so lifelike that you could have imagined it crawling on the table.

The exhibits will remain on display through the fair.



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