Swain County’s 4-H Exhibit Wins 1st Place at NC State Fair

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20161010_115254Swain County 4-H takes home the First Place win in 4-H County Exhibits at the North Carolina State Fair!

The North Carolina State Fair features and sponsors annually 4-H exhibits developed by five selected counties representing each of the five Extension Districts. This years exhibitors were Swain, Edgecombe, Carteret, Stokes, and Gaston Counties. The exhibits were located in the Education Building on the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh.

firstplaceThe theme for the 2016 State Fair 4-H Exhibits is “4-H Grows”. This theme should represent the 4-H Program in each county, highlighting the various programs, clubs and events offered. Swain County chose the theme: “4-H Grows in Mountain Tradition”. Our booth depicted that theme in every way. From the clogging dress (Tangled Feet Stompers/4-H Tangled Tots clogging) and table setting (etiquette) to the sewn Swain County 4-H flag and the pumpkin patch (gardening). We are so proud of our mountain heritage and how teaching 4-H youth these traditions can continue the legacy for many more generations.

Check out the North Carolina 4-H Facebook page for a video of all the 4-H County Exhibits: https://www.facebook.com/NorthCarolina4H/videos/1128047727290243/

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For more information about 4-H in Swain County, contact Jennifer Hill at (828) 488-3848 or jrhill9@ncsu.edu.


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