A group of Lebanon County youth traveled to State College last month to present their handmade creations at a statewide fashion and textile revue hosted by Penn State Extension.
In the year On July 30 in Eisenhower Auditorium on the University Park campus, the evaluation competition featured 48 Pennsylvania 4-H’ers presenting finished clothing and textile products and discussing how they were made and what they learned in the process.
Seven Lebanon County contestants attended this year, all members of the Friends of 4-H Club for the past five years or more.
At Textile Review, Madison Copenhaver took top honors.
In the fashion review, Lebanese counties dominated and took three of the top five positions. Copenhaver finished first in the race, followed by Olivia Morrissey in second and Jolene Baumgardner in the top five.
All of the participants made dreamy outfits, some of which took months to complete, which can be seen in the photo above. From left to right, here’s your guide to these special items, along with the descriptions provided by 4-H:
- Stella Kleinnot did a contrast bias by pairing a cotton blend unlined jacket with inset seams.
- Lyndsy Zechman made a wool “moto” jacket with a perfect top stitch. She recently won Best of Show for Outstanding Sewing at the Lebanon Area Show!
- Hope Wagner made a blue swiss dot tiered, fitted dress with puff sleeves. She also sported a cropped white denim jean jacket with a button-up top and jean tack buttons.
- Mackenzie Stelmach created a color-blocked sweatshirt with topstitching, a lined hood, silver grommets and a pocket square for the prints.
- Olivia Morrissey tan wool sweater dress with bishop sleeves and olive green wool wrap coat with tan stitching.
- Madison Copenhaver lined, bias-cut plaid wrap jacket, lined wool paper bag waist pants, and short-sleeve merino wool knit t-shirt. A textile revue contest in which Madison won first place also created a cross-stitch image (not shown).
- Jolene Bomgardner created her graduation gown from a black sweater and black lace sleeves.
Their teachers include 4-H advisors Maureen Light, Carrie Rainier and Linda Siegel.
If you or your child is interested in joining the Friends of 4-H club, contact Siegel at (717) 274-1197. For more information about 4-H in Lebanon County, contact Martha Gregory at (717) 270-4391.
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