Submitted by Tyler Bollman, Boone Country 4-HThe annual St. Charles County Fair came alive in July as the 4-H members took center stage (or show ring) as they showcased their hard work, skills, and dedication to their projects. Amid the fun rides and fair food, 4-H members from across the county brought in their animals and displayed their projects for fair goers to see.
The 4-H program, established more than a century ago, continues to thrive across the country as a premier youth development organization. Its mission is to engage young people in a variety of hands-on experiences that promote leadership, citizenship, and essential life skills. The county fair serves as the main event for members to demonstrate the knowledge they have gained through their involvement in 4-H.
During the fair, the Kolb Building brimmed with innovative projects, ranging from baked goods to woodworking projects, photography to veggies. Well over 100 Boone Country 4H projects were displayed in the Kolb Building with many receiving grand and reserve champion ribbons, blue ribbons and selection to go onto the Missouri State Fair.
The barns housed the members' animals for show. Boone Country 4-H exhibitors displayed the following at the fair – 18 poultry, 3 goats, 6 sheep, 20 beef, and 16 swine. Some members showed multiple animals in each area. During the extreme heat, members worked diligently to care for their livestock, showcasing their responsibility and dedication to animal husbandry.
“The county fair is an opportunity for our 4-H members to display what they have learned and accomplished throughout the year,” said Katie Lyons, Boone Country 4-H Leader, “These kids work hard and learn many life lessons as they grow and build confidence through their experiences in 4-H.”
The Boone Country 4-H would like to thank all the hard-working families and volunteers, and the community for their continued support of the fair.
A special thank you to all the auction buyers. Your financial support helps 4-H members continue to invest in their projects and future. We encourage you all to come out and visit us at the 2024 St. Charles County Fair.
The Boone Country 4-H meets at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 60 St. Johannes Lane, Foristell on the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m.
Brayden Bynum (L) placed 1st ages 15-16 and Jack Lyons
placed 2nd Boys 13-14 in the famous pig scramble.
Ethan Becker (L) and Maggie Molitor 1st Place Hog Carcass Winners
Jackson Sudbrock (L) Steer Reserve Champion
with Madi Coulter, 4H member.
L to R: Alex Bollman, Tyler Bollman, Branson Bynum and
Brayden Bynum showing market chickens.
Riley Carlstrom (L) and Emma Clifton showing market chickens.