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Local 4-H clubs hold Demonstration and Food Revue Day

Katherine Wippler, member of the Country Bumpkins 4-H Club, with her food revue display. Submitted photo1 / 5
East Otter Tail County 4-H Demonstration Day participants included, front row, left to right: Kristin Anderson and Mason Arens. Middle row: Clayton Anderson, Katherine Wippler, Megan Arens, Micah Arens and Veronica Schwartz. Back row: Lauren Anderson, Elizabeth Wippler, Jeremy Schwartz, Matthew Arens and Jonathan Schwartz. Submitted photo2 / 5
Moriah Geisler, member of the Heinola Hustlers 4-H Club, demonstrated how to make a yogurt parfait. Submitted photo3 / 5
Mikayla Geiser, member of the Heinola Hustlers 4-H Club, exhibits her food revue project. Submitted photo4 / 5
Matthew Arens, member of the Country Bumpkins 4-H Club, with his champion food revue project. Submitted photo5 / 5

East Otter Tail County youth 'learned by doing' at Demonstration and Food Revue Day, held at Henning Community Center June 21.

Demonstration Day is designed for youth to come together in East Otter Tail County to enhance their learning experiences by observing their peers in action; it's also a chance for them to showcase their creativity and public speaking development.

4-H demonstrations are designed to help youth overcome their fears, giving them confidence and equipping them in a life skill of public speaking; clearly communicating and articulating their ideas to a larger audience.

The Midwest Dairy Association sponsored special gifts for 4-H'ers who promoted the dairy industry by using dairy foods in their demonstration.

The East Otter Tail County Dairy Princess, Katherine Wippler, participated as well, handing out prizes to 4-H'ers and dairy farmers who diligently serve within the dairy industry.

Those participating in Demonstration Day included: Matthew, Megan, Micah and Mason Arens; Clayton, Lauren, Maren and Kristen Anderson; Caitlyn, Gabriel, Mikayla and Moriah Geiser; Jeremy, Jonathon and Veronica Schwartz; Elizabeth and Katherine Wippler; and Grace Wallgren.

Purple award winners included: Sr. Demonstration Champions Maren and Lauren Anderson; Res. Champion Katherine Wippler; Jr. Demonstration Champion Micah Arens; and Res. Champion Megan Arens.

In conjunction with Demonstration Day, Food Revue Day was also held, giving youth the opportunity to learn about menu planning, time management, food nutrition, and how to follow directions as they plan and prepare a meal.

The food revue exhibit consisted of the menu, a photo of the meal, a recipe of one food item from the menu and an attractive table setting.

Those participating in Food Revue exhibits included: Matthew Arens; Elizabeth and Katherine Wippler; and Mikayla Geiser.

Champion Food Revue awards went to Matthew Arens and Elizabeth Wippler, both from the Country Bumpkins 4-H Club.