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Local 4-H members place at regional fashion revue

August 12. 2013 3:00PM

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Six Lackawanna County 4-H textile science members from the Glenburn Sewing Club recently competed in the regional 4-H fashion revue in Mehoopany.

Those members include: Jordan Columbo, Kate Lloyd and Emily McCabe, South Abington Township; and Alanna Mecca and Lily Whetsell, Clarks Summit.

Nearly fifty members from Lackawanna, Susquehanna, Bradford, Sullivan, Tioga and Wyoming Counties were judged with their garments in appearance, fit, design, and fashion and construction techniques. In addition, participants attended workshops on modeling, scrapbooking, and scarf tying.

The day concluded with a fashion show after which honor awards were given. Four Lackawanna County members received recognition for their outstanding work. In the junior wearable year 1 division, Emily McCabe was named winner. Lily Whetsell won in the junior wearable year 2 category. In addition, Hannah Conahan was named winner and Alanna Mecca as an alternate in the senior wearable division.

Since placing in the senior division, Hannah represented the region at the state fashion revue held on the main campus of Penn State University on August 7 and competed against 4-H’ers from across the state for the top 12 places. During the event, she attended workshops and modeled her handmade garments for judging.

The 4-H clothing program is sponsored by Penn State Extension. It teaches youth ages eight to nineteen clothing construction skills as well as increases their self-esteem, poise and confidence.

To learn more about the 4-H program or to volunteer to become an adult leader, call Penn State Extension in Lackawanna County at (570) 963-6842.

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