“A Year to Shine” at the 2021 Custer County Fair

BROKEN BOW–The Custer County Fair will run July 30-Augut 5 but kicked off with the fashion show on Thursday, July 22 with the theme “A Year to Shine.” And shine they did as style judging and clothing construction participants showed off their creations during last week’s Custer County 4-H public fashion show.

4-H Aide Colleen Peterson thanked the Tail Twisters 4-H Club for decorating and announced that in 2022, the Tail Twisters 4-H Club will once again have the honor of choosing a theme and decorating for the style show because it had received the highest number of purple ribbons.

During the show, the narrators announced that the items being modeled were constructed by the 4-H students with most items beginning simply as pieces of fabric. Some items were recycled from used clothing, others coordinated with purchased items, and were designed with influences from around the world.

Colleen Peterson congratulated all of the participants as well as the parents, grandparents, neighbors, club leaders, and friends who help the 4-Hers with their projects.

Clothing items will be displayed in the 4-H building during the Custer County Fair.

Three models will be heading to the Nebraska State Fair: Champion Senior Stylist Haley Wells, Reserve Champion Katie Olson, and third place Emma Olson will represent Custer County at the State Fair 4-H Fashion Show with alternate Neltje Reiff.

Top 8 Junior Stylists
Back Row -Raylee Bachman, Tristan Taylor, Delanie Weinman, Karoline Ogle
Front Row – Makenna Weinman, Maysa Jones, Keylie Pelster and Lillian Gregoski
Top Jr. Stylist – Maysa Jones – Reserve Jr Stylist – Keylie Pelster
Top 8 Senior Stylists
Back Row – Emma Olson, Karla Nichols, Darla Nichols, Abigail Wiiest
Front Row – LoReena Schauda, Haley Wells, Katie Olson, Neltje Reiff
Shopping in Style – Top Stylist Haley Wells, Reserve Stylist Neltje Reiff

Custer County Extension Office Manager Angie Peterson told KCNI/KBBN there are currently 403 local youth are enrolled in 4-H and 2,412 entries have been submitted for fair. She said numbers are down a bit this year (compared to 2,843 entries in 2020 and nearly 4,000 entries in 2019) but volunteers are ready for 4-H entry days this Wednesday, July 28 and Saturday, July 31.

Activities for 4-H events include clothing construction, dog show, shooting sports, food, gardening, cut flowers, art and science, wood working, team roping, ranch riding, goat, sheep, beef, swine, horses, small animals, and much more.

The schedule also includes the parade, live music, Free Pit BBQ, commercial booths, bull riding, watermelon feed, free style bull fights, teen dance, Chancey Williams concert, livestock auction, etc.

KCNI/KBBN will be video streaming the Dog Show on Friday night via the SandhillsExpress.com Facebook page. Stay tuned for more 4-H interviews, parade broadcast, video coverage throughout the fair from the Farm Credit Services covered arena, and a live radio broadcast of the livestock auction on KCNI on Thursday, August 5.

See the flyer above for the schedule of this week’s events and/or call the Custer County Extension Office at 872-6831 with any questions.

Click here to view the Custer County Fairgrounds Facebook page.