4-H'ers show off projects at annual exhibition

SYCAMORE – The DeKalb County 4-H program will have its annual 4-H General Project Show on July 16 and 17 at the DeKalb County Farm Bureau Building in Sycamore.

These two days of judging offer 4-H members opportunities to display exhibits within their project areas. All 4-H members participating in the General Project Show will participate in conference judging, in which the youth visit with adults serving as a project judges. The judges will ask the 4-H members a variety of questions related to their project area. The conference judging is an excellent way for youth to enhance their communication and interview skills, as well as share their knowledge within the project area. Once the judging procedures have been completed, judges recognize a number of youth to receive special awards and recognition.

On the afternoon and evening of Thursday, July 17, the General Project Show will be open for the public to review the exhibits. Other events taking place on that evening are the 4-H rocket launches, fashion revue, awards program and 4-H Foundation Silent Auction.

The DeKalb County 4-H Foundation Silent Auction will be open both days, with final bids closing at 7 p.m. July 17. This Silent Auction is open to anyone interested in supporting the 4-H program. The money raised through this auction is used to support the 4-H program in DeKalb County. Individuals interested in placing bids on Silent Auction items are encouraged to visit the General Project Show and place their bids often. Individuals do not need to be present on the evening of July 17 to participate in the auction.

For more information, call 815-758-8194.

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