University of Vermont

4-H State Day Slated for May 12 in Barre

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Barre--On May 12 more than 200 of Vermont's most outstanding and talented 4-H'ers will gather in Barre for the annual 4-H State Day.

The public is invited to stop by the Barre Civic Center between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. to observe 4-H'ers in action as they perform on stage; educate through action exhibits and tabletop displays; present demonstrations, illustrated talks and speeches; and model outfits they've made in a clothing revue. Their award-winning posters, photographs, technology exhibits, quilts and non-clothing sewing items also will be on display.

Organized by University of Vermont Extension 4-H, this premier event features the work of Vermont 4-H club members, ages 8 to 18, all winners at regional 4-H days held earlier this year. Admission is free.

Through ongoing action exhibits, 4-H'ers will explore agriculture, crafts, food preparation and other informational topics. Among the team and individual demonstrations are presentations on creating Pysanky eggs, horse grooming, turkey calls and creative ways to recycle crayons.

Tabletops will cover care of rabbits, draft horse breeds, barn safety, pinhole cameras, robotics, origami and habitat loss, along with dozens of other topics. Stage acts will include skits, piano and flute solos, singing, baton routines and other entertainment.

Visitors are invited to stay for the awards ceremony that will cap off the day. The action exhibits, stage presentations, photographs, posters and clothing revue participants selected to represent Vermont at the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Massachusetts, in September will be announced.

To learn more, contact 4-H Program Director Sarah Kleinman at (800) 571-0668 (toll-free in Vermont) or by e-mail at