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4-H Friday Newsletter - Friday, June 17, 2022

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We have three activities going on in June. On June 21, we are preparing meals for Loaves and Fishes. We will meet at Piggly Wiggly (University Dr) at 4 pm to buy the groceries. Then, we will go to the Extension Office (Room AE-205/206) to prepare the food.
On June 24, the Stommel Family will be hosting a Game/Movie Night starting at 6 pm. Please bring snacks and drinks. We will be ordering from Paddy's Pizza.
For our June 27 meeting, we will be meeting at the S.W.A.T. headquarters (121 Western Ave, FdL) at 7 pm instead of at Rolling Meadows. The June meeting will not be via Zoom. Let Tina know if you have any questions or would like more information.
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Fashion Revue

This year's 4-H Fashion Review brought together the counties of Winnebago, Fond du Lac, Dodge, Calumet, Manitowoc, and Washington in the planning and participation of the clothing project youth on June 13 at UWO Fond du Lac Campus. Eleven youth from throughout these counties participated by modeling their own sewn garments and  purchases they made under the Consumer Savvy category. All youth K5-13th grade are eligible to participate. The purpose of the Fashion Review is for participants to increase self-confidence and learn how to model garments that they create and accessorize.  
Golden Thread Awards for the evening were presented to Bethany T. from Watertown Badgers 4-H Club in  Dodge County and Gabby H. from White Cedars Club in Winnebago County. The Consumer Savvy Best of Show award went to Lucy W. for her denim jegging and blouse set that she purchased within a small budget.  Lucy is a member of 4-H Friends in Winnebago. The Sewn Garment Best of Show went to Emily H. for her beautiful blue satin dress. Emily is from the Golden Oak 4-H Club of Winnebago as well. 
Jolin S modeling her piglet t-shirt with piglets in the pockets of her shorts.
Jolin S. models her Piglet t-shirt.
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2022 WI State Fair Youth Expo

Youth Expo is comprised of project exhibits. This program provides valuable learning experiences for youth participants.

Entry Deadline:

Projects must arrive by Tuesday, July 26, 2022 –  4 pm (Central Time)

A notebook advertising cloverbud day camp. Also, there is a blue rocket, blue tractor, and a map to describe the themes. Ablack, gray, and yellow packpack is pictured to show what they should all pack.
Youth dressed in all white showing his brown and white cow at the county fair.

Dairy Showmanship Workshop

June 26, 2022 | 7 pm
Forest-Ridge Holsteins | Kurt & Sarah Loehr | W2133 Randellen Lane, Eden

Join us for an in-person Dairy Showmanship Clinic at Forest-Ridge Holsteins on Sunday, June 26! Please dress appropriately for leading cattle.  

This meeting will fulfill the showmanship requirement for showing at the Fond du Lac County Fair. Please RSVP directly to Sarah Loehr at sarahloehr24@hotmail.com.  Thanks!  -Tina

2022 Fond du Lac Jr Holstein Fitting Contest

When: Wednesday, July 20, 2022 
Time: 1:00 pm  
Where: Dairy Barn by the FDL Jr Holstein Exhibit
Why: Fitting is an important skill to learn to maximize your animals in the show ring. Done correctly, it improves the animal’s style and overall appearance. This contest gives you the opportunity to work on your skills.
Who: Open to all dairy exhibitors in grades 3-13.  

PRE-REGISTRATION is required by July 6, 2022.
Please email Karla Stumpf at kstumpf1@new.rr.com for registration and any questions. Rules are on page 22 of the fair book.

2022 Fond du Lac Jr Holstein

Dress a Critter Contest
The Fond du Lac County Jr Holstein Association is sponsoring a dress a critter contest at the fair.  
When: Friday, July 24, 2022
Time: 3:00 pm, judging by the Wisconsin Holstein Association Princess!
Where: Cow palace
Who: Any 4-H exhibitor with an animal at the fair; open to all species.

PRE-REGISTRATION is required by July 6, 2022. Please email Emily Stumpf at estumpf17@outlook.com for registration or any questions.

Rules for Dress a Critter Contest
Figure out a theme for you and your critter. This year you get to choose your theme! You are welcome to dress in costume with your critter. Be creative!
1.    Dress your critter and remember to train it to wear the costume.
2.    Your critter must be under control at all times.
3.    Fair appropriate costumes. 
4.    Judging will take place at 3:00 pm in the cow palace
5.    Have fun!!

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Fair written in bluish gray letters with a red ribbon across it that says Fond du Lac. Below it says, Just Another Day in Fairadise with a tent and and a ferris wheel.
Fair Information
Fair Office opens:
Monday, June 6 
Fair office hours - 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mon-Fri; Saturday - by appointment only
Entries close: 11:59 p.m., Saturday, June 18
No late entries will be accepted. All entries must be made online.
Pre-Fair Judging: Thursday, July 14, and Tuesday, July 19  
Contact information:
phone: 920-929-3168 • fax: 920-906-6308 office@fonddulaccountyfair.com www.fonddulaccountyfair.com  
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Foods Revue

  • Tuesday, June 21
  • 5-6 pm Set up
  • 6 pm Judging starts
  • Register in 4-Honline
  • Marian University Stayer Center

Fair Entries Due by 11:59 pm on Saturday, June 18


  • Loaves and Fishes - June 21 Meet at Piggly Wiggly (University Dr) at 4 pm
  • Game/Movie Night June 24 at 6 pm (Stommel Home) 
  • Meeting June 27 at 7 pm S.W.AT. headquarters (121 Western Ave.) 


  • Tuesday, June 28, 6:30-8:00 pm
  • LEGO Master Challenge
  • Monthly Build Challenge: Castle complete by June Meeting

Cloverbud Day Camp

  • Wednesday, June 29, 9 am - 3 pm at UWO FDL Campus

Office Closed - Monday, July 4 

Pre-Fair Judging - July 14 & July 19

FDL Co Fair- July 20-24
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Photo of Tracy Keifenheim. She has brown hair and a red shirt on. Photo of Tina Engelhardt. She has blonde hair with a black cardigan over a red shirt.
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