Fresno, Calif., (March 7, 2018) – Have you ever wondered who owns the animals at the Big Fresno Fair or who exhibits items in the different buildings? Chances are, those exhibitors are 4-H members.
4-H is a hands-on youth development organization whose motto is “to make the best better.” Our club, Blossom Trail, is an excellent example of this motto, having great participation and success at the fair this past year. Three of our members – Rachel Rusconi, Hannah Rusconi, and Faith Gatley – showed their dairy goats, with Rachel and Faith both winning first in their showmanship classes and Rachel also winning Junior Large Animal Round Robin.
In addition, both Rachel and Hannah had many achievements for their dairy goats. Six of our members showed their market goats, with Hannah winning Reserve Supreme Champion Dairy-Market Goat. Eight of our members showed sheep and all did well in their categories. Four of our members showed pigs and all did extremely well.
In terms of rabbits, Chloe Riley won Best of Breed Holland Lop. Three of our members showed poultry, with Seraphina Bedoyan winning Supreme Grand Champion Pen-of-Layers. A big recognition to Saro Bedoyan, who was awarded Outstanding Ag Exhibitor in the livestock building.
Next door, 11 of our members exhibited in the Junior Exhibit Building, with several walking away with major awards. For example, Asa Chester won a first place for his painting and Seraphina Bedoyan, Saro Bedoyan, and Loren Parley all got Best of Shows.
Finally, Blossom Trail’s feature fair booth won second place overall. This was an exciting year for Blossom Trail at the Big Fresno Fair, and we are looking forward to seeing our members continue their success in the years to come.
By Faith Gatley, Blossom Trail 4-H Reporter