With the completion of the pre-fair 4-H Presentations Contest and the Table Setting Contest, county fair season has officially arrived. The annual Gage County event was held on June 27 at the Gage County Extension meeting room. Bev Ewer, of Beatrice, evaluated the table settings and Sondra Germer, of Diller, served as the presentations judge.
Table setting contest participants received premium money and a rainbow ribbon:
- Junior division - Stella Hillmann, Emma Hillmann, Claire Hillmann, Addison Mullins, Payton Smidt, Colton Herfel, Autumn Bartlett and Caleb Oltman, all of Beatrice; Jordan Musil, of Wilber; and Isabelle Barkoudah, of Brookline, Maine.
- Senior Division - Halie Parde, Hannah Parde and Jeffrey Lohse, all of Beatrice; and Shelby March, of Wymore.
Creativity awards were selected by the judge.
Presentations contest results:
- Junior division: blue - Braeden Humphreys, Peyton Humphreys, Shelby March and Austin March, all of Wymore.
- Senior division: purple - Jeffrey Lohse, of Beatrice.
Awards will be announced at the 4-H all stars awards on Saturday, July 29. The event will take place at 4 p.m. in the 4-H building at the Gage County Fair and Expo. Award sponsors include Pinnacle Trust Department, Jeff and Krystal Hays family, of Diller, Wayne and Laurie Wallman, of Filley, Gage County Ag Society and the Gage County 4-H council.
Presentations contest participants, ages 10 and older who received a purple ribbon, earned the right to advance to the Nebraska State Fair presentations contest, scheduled for Labor Day weekend in Grand Island.