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November 01, 2006

4-H hay bales adorn 2006 State Fair

4-H hay bale worm
This "book worm" is really a hay bale decorated for a State Fair competition by 4-H'ers. (Terri Leith photo)

A pirate ship, a giant green worm and even a jumbo jar of dill pickles were among the entries displayed by 4-H’ers in the hay-bale decoration competition at the 2006 North Carolina State Fair. Those exhibits featured the slogans “4-H – It’s a Treasure,” “Wiggle Your Way Into 4-H” and “Don’t Get in a Pickle -- Join 4-H,” respectively. Near the worm and the pirates, an autumn-leaf motif sign reminded visitors that 4-H offers a “Harvest of Discovery.” Decorated by participants from 13 counties, the bales welcomed fairgoers at two entry gates and the Educational Building. 4-H is Cooperative Extension’s youth development program.
-T. Leith

Posted by Natalie at November 1, 2006 09:17 AM