Tricounty News

Share-the-Fun results

The 4-H Share-the-Fun Festival was held on Sunday, April 20th at the Melrose High School. Eight 4-H clubs participated in three different categories this year: Skits, One-Act Plays, and Talent Acts. There were 17 acts with 93 4-Hers showing off their talents at this year's Share-the-Fun. The Champion Skit was "The Wizard of Stearns County" performed by the Tel-Stars 4-H Club. The skit was based on the classic movie "The Wizard of Oz". The Champion One-Act play entitled "The Story of the '4orce'" was performed by the members of the Gopher Prairie 4-H Club. The Champion Talent Act was awarded to April Kortlever, member of the Luxemburg Lions 4-H Club, for her Storytelling "Bremen Town Musicians". As the Champion skit, Tel-Stars 4-H Club was selected to represent Stearns County at the 2008 Minnesota State Fair in August. "The Wizard of Stearns County" was written by 4-H members Kristen & Stephanie Loecken and directed by 4-H Volunteers Lisa Maus & Judy Loecken. The cast included 4-H members: Kristen Loecken as Dorothy, Nathan Maus as the Scarecrow, Sara Meyer as the Tin Man, Hailea Jonas as the Lion and Stephanie Loecken as the Wizard. The Munchkins were played by Jonathon Loecken, Patricia Loecken, Ashley Maus, Katie Maus, Aaron Meyer, Emma Meyer, Justine Meyer, Kristin Meyer, Luke Meyer & Gabriella Notch. Other awards presented: Reserve Champion Skit - "'4-H' A Way to Pass It Down", Pelican Peak 4-H Club; Reserve Champion Talent Act - "'Valse' by Chopin & 'Nearer My God to Thee' arr. Lorie Line" piano selection, Whitney Sabrowsky, Richmond Thundering Herd 4-H Club; Best 4-H Theme - "The Wizard of Stearns County", Tel-Stars 4-H Club; Most Humorous Act - "Bremen Town Musicians" Storytelling, April Kortlever, Luxemburg Lions 4-H Club; Most Original & Creative - "The Wizard of Stearns County", Tel-Stars 4-H Club; Best Costumes - "Fairy Tale Trip to the Fair", Adley Creek 4-H Club; Best Music Appeal - "'Valse' by Chopin & 'Nearer My God to Thee' arr. Lorie Line" piano selection, Whitney Sabrowsky, Richmond Thundering Herd 4-H Club; Best 4-H Theme - "The Wizard of Stearns County", Tel-Stars 4-H Club; Most Effort and Enthusiasm - "'4-H' A Way to Pass It Down", Pelican Peak 4-H Club; Most Audience Appeal - "The Wizard of Stearns County", Tel-Stars 4-H Club.