Union County 4-H held Communications Day July 1 at Southwestern Community College. At the event, 4-Hers had the opportunity to give a presentation, perform a skit or talent, demonstrate how to make a craft, design a visual poster or practice their radio broadcasting skills.
Fourteen 4-Hers from three different 4-H clubs participated in 14 different events. These events were done either individually or in pairs depending on the category. Two judges were present to evaluate each category and the participants, as well as provide comments and feedback to the 4-Hers. The judges then made their selections for who would represent Union County at the Iowa State Fair in August.
Union County will be sending five different events to the state fair: Madison Skarda, educational presentation; Cassondra and Clarissa Hoffman, educational presentation; Ericka Abell, Share the Funl; Allivea Skarda, working exhibit; and Clarissa Hoffman and Aubrey Allen, working exhibit.
“These 4-Hers built a phenomenal foundation for this communications event, I can easily see it growing for next year as more 4-Hers learn about the event,” said Haley Jones, Union County youth and outreach coordinator. “Building your communication skills is a valuable asset in life, and I feel it is important to bring that out in the 4-H program.”