The Googegs - Strangers in the World

The Googegs - Strangers in the World

Friday, July 22, 2011

4H Fair Judging

This summer our kids decided that they wanted to try a 4H group. Riane was involved in 4H once last year by herself for sewing. However, this year we wanted to stick together as a group and believe it or not, most of my children have some interest in shooting or hunting. So, we joined a shooting sports 4H club. It has been a great summer. The advisors of the group have had a great sense of humor and especially safety. They care about these kids and want them to learn, but want them to have fun too.

Today was the fair judging day. The actual fair is a week or two away, but this day they were to dress professional, show their knowledge in their discipline and present a completed project to a judge. They were very nervous, but it all turned out fine.

They walked into a very crowded junior fair building and had to register.

After registration, we joined our group and found out that due to unforeseen problems in the morning, the judge was behind quite a bit. So, we had to do a lot of waiting.

Some of the younger kids found fun things to do.

The nerves were mounting as we waited.

There were some really cool projects out there:

Finally, the judging began.

Riane's discipline was shotgun. She did a lot of trap shooting this summer, and yes, she is a pretty good shooter.

Mary was in archery. She learned a lot. At our last shoot she actually hit a jug of water thrown in the air.

Braydon was a rifle shooter. He did a great job shooting and isn't he a handsome presenter?

Adela was also a rifle shooter and she is explaining rifle targets to her judge. She knows rifle targets, because she can nail them pretty well.

Whew! A long and exciting day over. 4 presenters -- four A projects. We will see what the fair brings.

God has sure sent us on quite an unexpected adventure this summer.

1 comment:

Benji & Amy said...

Good job!! One day, we will all have to go shooting together. I can't wait to see you guys Sunday! We've missed you!