4-H State Day to Showcase Youth Talent on May 7

BARRE – Talented 4-Hers from all corners of Vermont will gather in Barre on May 7 for 4-H State Day. Through action exhibits, tabletop displays, stage presentations, photography, posters and other exhibits, they will share what they have learned through 4-H with family, friends and visitors.

All the action will take place at the Vermont Granite Museum (7 Jones Brothers Way), beginning with the opening assembly at 9 a.m. The annual event, sponsored by University of Vermont (UVM) Extension 4-H, will conclude with an awards ceremony at 1 p.m. followed by refreshments.

The public is invited to stop by to learn about 4-H by viewing the exhibits and presentations and chatting with 4-H’ers about their project work and other achievements. Admission is free.

Tabletop displays, posters and photos will be available for viewing from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. 4-H’ers also will present action exhibits, team and individual demonstrations and illustrated talks during this time slot on a number of topics, such as cooking and crafts.

Beginning at 10:15 a.m., 4-H club members will perform on stage, demonstrating their prowess in dance, song and music. A fashion revue will follow for 4-Hers to model outfits created through the clothing project. The last stage event is the smart shopper challenge in which the 4-Hers demonstrate their fashion sense and shopping savvy by modeling an outfit assembled with a budget capped at $50.

Throughout the morning, all participants and visitors will be welcome to enjoy lawn games on the museum grounds and other activities provided by the Vermont Granite Museum. Prior to the start of the awards ceremony, 4-H promotional videos created by Vermont 4-Hers will be shown.

For more information, contact Allison Smith, UVM Extension 4-H Youth Learning Experiences coordinator, at allison.smith.2@uvm.edu or (802) 651-8343, ext. 509.