The Del Norte County 4-H column runs monthly. This installment was written by Christine Jones.

Spring is in the air and our local 4-H'ers are busy with local events, rabbit shows and getting ready for their animal projects.

Two of our recent events were County Presentation Day and Home Ec Day, held at the end of February. This year our county will be hosting Regional Presentation Day on March 29 with Del Norte, Humboldt, Mendocino and Lake counties participating.

County PresentationDay Results:

Gold:Zoe McManus - Educational Display, Ashley Maita - Educational Display

Blue:Kearstyn Miller - Educational Display, Maggie May Heilweck - Educational Display, K'Marie Magray - Educational Display, K'Marie Magray - Power Point Presentation, Ana Machado - Power Point Presentation, Brink Webb - Power Point Presentation, Payton Webb - Power Point Presentation, Kaliana Throop - Demonstration, McNeely Olson - Presentation, Vivien Wells - Prepared Speech

Primary Participation: Kaitlyn Machado - Power Point Presentation

Home Ec Day Results:

Gold Seal:Kaliana Throop,

K'Marie Magray, Zoe McManus, Kearstyn Miller, McNeely Olson, Vivien Wells, Taylor Jones, Maggie Heilweck, Jadelin Castellaw, Autinayea Bommelyn, Connor Smith, Claire Smith, Danika Scott

Primary participants:

Primaries (earning participation): Ayden McManus, Donald Magray

Best in Show:

Decorated Cake: Taylor Jones

Decorated Cupcakes: Taylor Jones

Clothing: Zoe McManus

Craft: Zoe McManus

Photography: Maggie Heilweck

Food: Claire Smith

Preserved Food: Danika Scott

Humboldt County Rabbit and Cavy Breeders' Association carry cage shows were held recently in Ferndale. They had a nice turn out for their first shows. Four youth from Del Norte sent rabbits and cavies.

Best Cavy in Show- American (Himalayan) Jody Marks

Best of Variety- Mini Rex (black otter) Jody Marks

Best of Opposite- Satin (broken black) Taylor Jones

Best of Breed- Cream d'Argents (both shows) Taylor Jones

Best of Breed- Himalayan (black) Ana Machado

Congratulations to all of our 4-H members.

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