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The Nova Scotia 4-H Show, a showcase of project work and various
events that involve 4-H members is being held Sept. 27-29, 1996
at the exhibition grounds in Windsor, Hants County.

The Hants County 4-H clubs and council, hosts of the show invite
the public to come to the show during the weekend.  It promises
to be an action packed program with 4-H'ers from all over the
province. The admission fee is the one dollar to park your car.

Friday evening, counties create displays while the non-livestock
projects are being judged in the industrial building. The 4-H
community quilt is being set up for everybody to quilt on during
the weekend. Cattle and horse barns hum with activity while
counties decorate the area and groom animals; in another spot
rabbit and poultry classes are being judged.

At the same time in the main arena, market lambs and steers will
be judged and auctioned off. This is followed by the official
opening with Agricultural and Marketing Minister Guy Brown. The
day's program ends with the popular, but noisy, tug-of-war with
each county on hand cheering their team to victory.

Early Saturday morning, the program starts with livestock classes
in the arena and non-livestock project members participating in
competitions - it could be creating a baked food item, a
woodworking article, a craft, decorating a cake, preparing
vegetables or making a flower arrangement. Dog obedience and
handling classes will be held throughout the day. The program
also includes judging, cattle clipping and fitting, tractor
driving and orienteering competitions. The evening is complete
with sewing members modelling garments they made, a presentation
and trophies and awards, tug-of-war run offs and a dance.

Sunday morning, the program is centred in the arena with the top
judges from Saturday competing for the Grand Champion Judge. Beef
and dairy clipping teams are judged on how well they prepare and
train their animals, and the Grand Champion Livestock Showman is
selected. Tug-of-war finals, parade of champions, and
presentation of the flag to the overall county close the show
around noon.

The weekend event provides 4-H'ers from across the province a
chance to show off the skills they learned during the year. It's
a great opportunity for the public to watch and learn what 4-H is
all about. 4-H families and leaders are on hand to cheer the
members on.

4-H is a youth program available for young people ages 9-21.
There are over 40 different projects to choose from. There are
over 3000 4-H members and 1100 adult leaders in Nova Scotia.


Contact: Liz Crouse  902-893-6587

trp                    Sept. 25, 1996 - 2:55 p.m.