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Awards given out to 4-H members

Share the Fun is an annual event that many look forward to each year, according to a press release.

Over 14 Freeborn County 4-Hers performed Feb. 26 in the smaller theater at Crossroads Church. There were also numerous parents, family, friends, visitors and judges who were also in attendance for the talent-filled afternoon.

The guests of 4-H were entertained by different readings, singing, instrumentals and some miscellaneous acts. The Albert Lea-Freeborn County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors were the helpers and assistants of the afternoon, as well as the emcees.

The winner in the vocal category was “Dream,” sung by Noah Iverson from Hayward 4-H Club; and alternate was Lexi Tasker and Betsy Wagner, both from Hayward 4-H Club, singing “House of Gold.”

In the instrumental category, Seth Wagner of Hayward 4-H Club won with his banjo solo “Banjo Mesh.” The alternate instrumental winner was “Slow Dog Blues,” which was a piano solo by River DePoppe of Riceland 4-H Club.

In the reading category the winner was “Parts,” written by Tedd Arnold, which was recited by Jed Wagner of Hayward 4-H Club. The alternate reading winner was Raven Suhr of Mansfield 4-H Club with her reading, “God Made a Farmer.”

“Sign,” performed by Mikayla Berg, Olivia Bernand and Megan Maxa of Oakland 4-H Club and Aubrey Johnson of Hartland 4-H Club won the group musical category.

The judges selected “Dream” by Iverson and “Banjo Mesh” by Seth Wagner as Minnesota State Fair trip winners. The State Fair alternates include “House of Gold,” performed by Tasker and Betsy Wagner; and the  “Parts” reading recited by Jed Wagner.

The Funny Bone Award went to “Parts,” recited by Jed Wagner.

The 4-H Spirit Award went to “Sign,” performed by Berg, Bernand and Johnson.

The Most Talented Award went Iverson with his solo “Dream.”

For more information about Share the Fun or 4-H, contact the Freeborn County Extension Office at 507-377-5660.