Of course, there is no shortage of hard work, long hours and dedicated young people in the livestock barns at the Ohio State Fair, but those who think that is the only place to find impressive Ohio youth 4-H projects are missing out. Here are some highlights of the incredible wood working projects at the Ohio State Fair.
PHOTOS BY RANDALL REEDER
These are the 8 Clock Trophy winners in 4-H Woodworking. A total of 259 participated in the competition. The judge interviews a contestant about the chest of drawers with a mirror attached. Steven Hayes, Auglaize County, made this chest of drawers out of cherry. He won the Clock Trophy in his class. Tim Herman, Williams County, won the Clock Trophy in the third year Small Engines project. He will represent Ohio at the National Youth Engineering Challenge. Outstanding of the Day ribbons were earned by Jacob Clubb, Brown County, and Gunner Green, Butler County. Thomas Burkett of Tipp City (Miami County) won a Clock Trophy in Rope. He made a hammock. Joey Finney, Stark County, and Cody Wagner, Sandusky County, each won Clock Trophies and a welder donated by Lincoln Electric. They will represent Ohio 4-H in Welding at the National Youth Engineering Challenge at Lafayette, Indiana in Sept. 25-27. In all, Lincoln Electric donated 10 more welders to age-group winners, and Miller Electric donated 10 welding helmets to the second place finishers. This piece of furniture, built by 4-H’ers for the Ohio State Fair, is of much higher quality than the furniture written about here 2016 2016 2016