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Area youth compete in 4-H fashion revue

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Whitney Moore, 18, walks down the stage during the Clay County 4-H Fair private fashion revue Tuesday.
For 15-year-old Chelsea Joyner, modeling in 4-H has become as regular to her as someone watching their favorite television show.

The Jasonville native is in her sixth year of modeling in the Clay County 4-H Fashion Revue. On Tuesday, she said she enjoys getting the chance to step onto the stage and strut her stuff.

"I just think it's really fun," Joyner said. "You get to see all of your friends and you get to dress up. It's fun."

Joyner was modeling clothes she had recently purchased as part of the consumer clothing competition.

Fifteen-year-old Brandi Moore echoed Joyner's sentiments.

"You get to find cute outfits for cheap (prices)," the Clay City resident said. "But it's kind of nerve-racking."

There are three levels in the event, including beginner, intermediate and advanced. Joyner was one of six participants in the advanced level.

According to the Clay County 4-H Terms and Conditions manual, those competing in consumer clothing must exhibit garments purchased or recycled for their respective category. The manual states that poise, grooming and accessories are considered.

The participants were judged in the categories Tuesday. However, winners will not be announced until Sunday at the 4-H Fairgrounds.

Clay County 4-H Fair fashion revue coordinator Nancy Staley said she believed the participants can learn from the revue.

"I think it helps them develop poise and gets them out of their comfort zone," Staley said.

She added most of the participants have competed in the revue before.

"A lot of them have been in this for years," Staley said. "This is something they enjoy doing."

Clay County 4-H Youth Extension Coordinator Melanie Brown said the private revue is always a few days before the actual public revue because of "time and space."

Brown said the stage the models use will be converted to tables for projects inside the exhibit hall.

Those competing in the fashion revue also may exhibit materials that have been sewn. Brown said there are two categories in sewing, including wearable items and non-wearable items such as pillows.

Winner in the fashion revue will be announced at 6:30 p.m. Sunday in the hospitality tent.

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