Seven 4-H members from the three local 4-H clubs — Town of May, Forest Lake Rangers and Hugo Horsehoes — won purple ribbons or champions at the Minnesota State Fair.
Sommer Sova showed the Champion Nubian Goat.
Receiving purple ribbons were Vince Anderson, Market Gilt; Abigail Carter, Demonstration; Andrea Dunrud, Fashion Revue; Megan Slater, Clothes you Buy and Josiah White, Photography.
Minnesota 4-H members from 87 counties, showing 2,800 general projects and 2,885 animal projects, were judged at the state fair.
These students earned the honor of showing at the state fair this year by placing highly at their local county fairs.
4-H projects exhibited this year covered a wide variety of topics, including robotics, alternative energy, aerospace, photography, performing arts, clothing, small engines, geology, flower gardening, landscaping, wildlife biology, fine arts and more.
If you would like to consider joining a 4-H club, call the Washington County Extension Office at 651-430-6800.