A roundup of 4-H news for the week of Dec. 2, 2010

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WASHINGTON, Pa. — The Clover Patch 4-H club held the second Chesapeake Energy Giant Pumpkin Contest Oct. 8 at the Washington County 4-H Junior Building at the Washington County Fairgrounds. One hundred people attended the contest and 73 4-H members entered the pumpkin contest.

Prizes were awarded for best decorated, heaviest, and other miscellaneous categories. Winners were:

Most human-like – Cloverbuds, Makenzee King, West Alexander Ag.

Most human-like -4-H age, Paige Bairen – Heart & Home; Justin Dryer – Clover Patch; Nathan Bairen – Heart & Home.

Best food – 4-H age, Allie Cilia – Clover Patch.

Misc. – Open, Rosemary Paletta.

Misc. – 4-H, Grace Lengauer – Clover Patch; Erin Rice – Clover Patch.

Misc. – Cloverbuds, Katie Dryer – Clover Patch.

Mom-decorated, Heather King – West Alexander Ag.

Carved – Cloverbuds, Bess Lengauer – Clover Patch, Tanner Terensky – Clover Patch, Alina Mayton – Clover Patch.

Carved – 4-H age, Ella Lengauer – Clover Patch, Carly Terensky – Clover Patch, Jacob Bairen – Home & Home.

Funniest – 4-H age, Rachel Hrutkay – Clover Patch; Jacob Bairen – Home & Home.

Most unique – 4-H age, Owen English – Clover Patch, Abby King – West Alexander Ag, Elise Mowrey – South Pike Pioneers.

Most unique – Cloverbuds, Mackenzie Simpson – Clover Patch.

Carved – open, Jodi Kubitza.

Best animal – 4-H age, Rebecca Spencer – Clover Patch, Eric Putnak – Pike Run, Emerson Rice – Clover Patch.

Best animal – Cloverbud, Emily Rice – Clover Patch, Alexa Miles – Hickory Ag.

Pumpkin cake roll – 4-H age, Eden King – West Alexander Ag.

Pumpkin cake roll – open, Alyssa Cilia, Dana Mayton, Celeste Mowrey.

Heaviest pumpkin, senior division, Janet Keener – 194 lbs.

Heaviest pumpkin, Alexa Miles – 381 pounds – first place – Hickory Ag; Allie Brownlee – 359 pounds – second place – Clover Patch; Hanna Brownlee – 317 pounds – third place.

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The Farm Friends 4-H Club built the Wayne County Fair Gingerbread House.

The club, participated in a community service project, “Sweet Creations: Gingerbread House Display.” They created a gingerbread house constructed to look like the Wayne County Fair.

The gingerbread house includes a tea cup ride, a pretzel stand and even a sheep show. The gingerbread house is on display at the “Sweet Creations” exhibit at George Eastman House for the holiday season, from Nov.10 through Dec.15 at George Eastman House, 900 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607.

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