Competition was fierce, as Meeker County 4-H'ers gathered to participate in the annual 4-H Food Review and Demonstration Day. The event was held on Saturday morning, March 6, at the Family Services Center in Litchfield. In all, we had 12 food review exhibits and 19 demonstrators. Everyone did an amazing job! Congratulations on your achievements!
The purpose of Food Review is to give members a chance to explore the Foods project. 4-H'ers set up a display showing a favorite food and questions are asked about food preparation and nutrition in an interview setting. Winners of the competition include:
Food Review Beginner Champions: Abbey Schiefelbein - Frosty Avocado Fondue - Kimball Kruisers, Kylee Kohls - Gluten-Free Breakfast (Muffins), Litchfield Satellites.
Intermediate Food Review Champion: Jane Hulterstrum - Creamy Lemon Pasta, Litchfield Satellites.
Intermediate Food Review Reserve Champion: Shelby Schiefelbein - Kolaches, Kimball Kruisers.
Senior Food Review Champion: Jenna Maus - Mexican Beef Salad, Kimball Kruisers.
Food Review Cloverbuds: Luci Schiefelbein - Deviled Eggs, Kimball Kruisers; Adrienne Lipinski - Speedy Salsa - Chicken Quesadilla, Valley Victors, Greta Hulterstrum - Banana Dog, Litchfield Satellites.
Food Review State Fair Line Up (6th grade and older) - generally at least two trips awarded: Jenna Maus - Mexican Beef Salad, Kimball Kruisers; Jane Hulterstrum - Creamy Lemon Pasta, Litchfield Satellites; Shelby Schiefelbein - Kolaches, Kimball Kruisers; Katie Peterson - Tater Tot Hotdish, Danielson Hustlers; Andi Schiefelbein - Red Velvet Cake, Kimball Kruisers.
Additional Food Review Participants: Trinity Erickson - Biscuits of Champions, Kimball Kruisers; Andrew Massmann - Italian Dunkers, Kimball Kruisers.
Demonstrations provide members with the chance to get in front of a group and give a talk about a subject of interest. Members may give individual or team presentations. This year, we're excited to have many more demonstration participants than in the past few years. Winners of the competition include:
Beginner Demonstration Champion: Kari Schiefelbein - Bad Dreams Be Gone, Kimball Kruisers.
Beginner Demonstration Reserve Champion: Ryan Peterson - Ryan's Trail Mix, Danielson Hustlers.
Intermediate Demonstration Champion: Alison Radunz - Fantastic Flurries, Litchfield Satellites.
Intermediate Demonstration Reserve Champion: Ellen Hulterstrum - Go Green with a Great Gift, Litchfield Satellites.
Senior Demonstration Champion: Tori Barka - That's a Wrap, Valley Victors.
Demonstration Cloverbuds: Ruby Radunz - How to Make a PB & J Sandwich, Litchfield Satellites; Greta Hulterstrum - After School Snack, Litchfield Satellites; Jackie Massmann - Greeting Cards, Kimball Kruisers; Jacob Huhn - How to Build Legos, Litchfield Satellites; Cora Huhn - Decorating Cupcakes, Litchfield Satellites; Luci Schiefelbein - What to do with your Easter Eggs, Kimball Kruisers; Darrin Williamson - How to Make a Bead Animal, Danielson Hustlers.
Demonstration State Fair Line Up (6th grade & older) generally at least 2 trips awarded: Alison Radunz - Fantastic Flurries, Litchfield Satellites; Ellen Hulterstrum - Go Green with a Great Gift, Litchfield Satellites; Tori Barka - That's a Wrap, Valley Victors; Andi Schiefelbein and Shelby Schiefelbein - Public Speaking, Kimball Kruisers (Team Demonstration); Jonathan Massmann - Ice Fishing Equipment, Kimball Kruisers.
Additional Demonstration Participants: Payton Schiefelbein - Paper Airplanes, Kimball Kruisers; George Lemke - Electric Circuits, Valley Victors; Trinity Erickson - Perfect Putting, Kimball Kruisers; Abbey Schiefelbein - Cascarones, Kimball Kruisers; Andrew Massmann - Drawing Animals, Kimball Kruisers.
Congratulations to all who participated in the event. Some of the winners will have the opportunity to represent Meeker County at the 2010 Minnesota State Fair.