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Youth to show off talents and fashion at 4-H event

AMANDA SEBASTIANO
Staff Writer

Lincoln County’s Cooperative Extension will be hosting a 4-H talent and fashion show at 7 p.m. tonight at the Citizen’s Center.
Thirty 4-H’ers, ages ranging 5 to 18, will be cat-walking, singing, dancing and playing instruments as they compete for first place. First, second and third place winners will receive 4-H scholarships, and other prizes, such as a sewing machine and cutting shears, will also be given out.
The majority of the participants are Lincoln County kids, 13, and four are from Cleveland County.
Talents to be showcased tonight include vocal, piano, violin, guitar, fiddle and cello solos, along with dance numbers as well.
The talent portion will kick off the event, with the fashion show following after a talent winner has been chosen.
Youth involved in tonight’s 4-H program have been involved with the behind the scenes work of the fashion show, which has taught them life skills they can use outside of the runway.
“The talent show gives our 4-H youth an opportunity to share their talents and build self-confidence,” said April Dillon, extension agent for 4-H Youth Development. “Many may not have another audience to perform for other than those at our talent show.”
Participants used math skills to anticipate and plan how much fabric would be needed and how much it would cost, learned to determine seam widths and measure fabric, and improved their decision-making skills by having to decide on fabric patterns and materials, Dillon said.
The top two winners will represent the county in the West Central District’s 4-H Entertains program in June.
This event is free and open to the public.

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