By Sentry Staff
Orange Acres Back Breakers (OABB) 4-H Club members won big at the recent Orange County Fair Imaginology, bringing home a slew of ribbons and “bests” for their varied individual projects.
Members may enroll in any number of projects during the club year, learning and expanding their knowledge of such varied activities as food preservation, photography, bird watching, animal science, arts and crafts, and table setting. (Did you know there are specific rules as to the distance between table edge and placemat?) Sumayyah Yamani was division winner and won a Best of Show for her “The Secret Garden” themed table setting, and for her watermelon bread. Nicole Rosenow took home a division win and Best of Show ribbons for strawberry-lemon marmalade; Sofia Castillo earned Best of Show and division winner for her infused vinegar. Eric Castillo was division winner in table setting and lemon peel preserves; Bella Vegh was division winner for her zucchini chips in the dehydration category.
Erin Mongan was division winner and took Best of Show for her horse poster representing her animal science project; Hamzah Yamani earned divisionwinner and Best of Show for his large livestock poster in animal science. Karen Jesch earned division honors and Best of Show in the computer category for the club website. In Arts and Crafts, Lauren Sandoval won Best of Show and the division for her clay dog in a bed. Other division winners included: Bishop Evans, wood craft; Karen Jesch, service dog poster, photography; Abbie May, animal photo; Dylan Mongan, turkey poster, hummingbird poster, hummingbird photograph.
Outdoors, in the animal arenas, Abigael May won with her rabbits and guinea pigs, taking Best of Show Rabbit, Best of Breed Holland Lop, Best Opposite of Breed Holland Lop; she also took Reserve in Show and Best of Breed Peruvian Cavy, and Best Opposite of Breed American Cavy. Abigael also won first in rabbit showmanship, rabbit and cavy knowledge, and second in cavy showmanship.
Logan Sara took home Best in Show Cavy, Best of Breed Teddy Cavy and Best Opposite of Breed Teddy Cavy. Bryson Sara won Best of Breed for his Silver Fox rabbit, and took first in rabbit knowledge testing.
Galina Carey won two Best of Show ribbons, in Dog Obedience and Knowledge. Lucy Pauley-Rodriguez and her dog earned Best of Show in the agility class. The 4-H youth will have another opportunity to finetune their projects in competitions at the La Habra Valley Fair before the final test, the Orange County Fair, where turkey, poultry and other animal projects will also be judged.