Leadville 4H Students Win Big at Chaffee County Fair
Last month Leadville students with the 4H Broken Arrow presented their projects at the Chaffee County Fair and Rodeo, and won big! In fact, they got the grand champion on their indoor projects and livestock. Congratulations to Leadville’s 4H Broken Arrow student winners who are Brittany Romero, Shyanne Treddell, and Matthew and Shania Gurule.
Held annually (July 22 – 31, 2016) the Chaffee County Fair showcases the biggest pumpkins, the newest gizmos and the toughest rodeo cowgirls and cowboys in the area. It’s also the opportunity to present in compeition all of the hard work of the 4H Broken Arrow of Leadville which included entries in the small animal project, as well as the clothing and fashion categories this year.
Leadville 4H member Brittany Romero’s small animal project featured a goose. This project allows students to raise and manage a small animal. Romero’s goose was bought for $750 at auction by Brittany and Ben with Scanga Ranch an animal farm located in neighboring Salida. Shania and Matthew Gurule also participated in the small animal project with a goat.
4H members Shyanne Tweddeel and Brittany Romero showed off her more creative side during the clothing and fashion project. The 4H students learn how to create their own style in this clothing project.
Romero’s creation was a big hit, as she modeled a special dress that she made from magazines! Her genuine design is currently on display at RE+ on Harrison. Romero will also be modeling this dress at the state fair next Saturday, Aug. 20, where it will remain on display for two weeks.
For those unfamiliar with Colorado 4H according to their website, 4-H began a century ago as an educational program for the nation’s rural youth. Today, 4-H meets the needs of and engages young people in positive youth development experiences. These experiences are based on the idea that young people should be regarded as resources to be developed. 2010 marked the state’s centennial of 4-H in Colorado and a renewed commitment to helping shape youth and communities. In looking to the next century, 4-H further develops its programs and continues its motto of “Making the Best Better.”