Our local 4-H'ers graced the red carpet on April 5 during the "Red Carpet Under a Starry Night" 4-H Fashion Revue, illuminating the young models who showed off their clothing entries at the Addie Meedom House to an audience of family members and residents.

This year's show featured everything from reversible aprons to satin and lace dresses. The participants in each division constructed and/or purchased a garment and then modeled it. Our primary members also participated by making their own styling duct tape vests.

Patty Dodd, Priscilla Waldvogel and Vicki Stamps judged our models and their outfits before the actual show. The judging was based on posture, poise, and grooming of the model. Our judges also considered the becomingness to the model of the fabric, fit, style and color of the outfit, as well as the quality of the garment construction.

In our primary division, Donald Magray walked the red carpet showing off his red-and-black dragon duct tape vest, with matching red tie and belt. Ayden McManus strutted his stuff with a hot pink and black striped duct tape vest, with matching black tie. Ryleigh Bennett twirled down the red carpet in her shamrock dress, forgetting to wear her paint splatter and mustache duct tape vest.

In our traditional category, Zoe McManus graced the red carpet with her soft pink skirt and lace top she sewed, with darts she learned how to construct. Kaliana Throop looked elegant modeling in her navy blue satin and lace dress with matching handbag. She learned that sewing satin and lace are a lot more difficult than cotton. K'Marie Magray sashayed down the red carpet in her reversible, zebra print apron. She learned how to top stitch to give a nice finished touch to her garment.

In our consumer science purchase category, each model could spend up to $40 to purchase their outfit. Zoe McManus chose a bright jogging outfit to wear while practicing for track. Kaliana Throop purchased a styling outfit that could be worn to most any events. K'Marie Magray found a comfy pajama outfit with a large pink fuzzy robe to keep her warm on those cool spring mornings.

Awards were given out at the end of the show. In the traditional category, Zoe McManus received blue, Kaliana Throop received gold and K'Marie Magray received blue. In consumer science, Zoe McManus received blue, Kaliana Throop received gold and K'Marie Magray received blue. Kaliana Throop was chosen as the county winner and will be representing Del Norte County 4-H at the state 4-H Fashion Revue on May 31.