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|4H Reviews Year of Work
|The Knox County Fairgrounds in Knoxville played host to 4H members and their projects Saturday afternoon for the 4H General Show.
With four buildings full of projects that 4H members have made, participants were able to meet with a judges and receive feedback.
The judges are considered experts in each area as participants reportedly explain their year working on the projects while answer judges questions.
4H aims to help area youth learn skills they might need one day while encouraging exploration and experimentation.
Youth Development Educator Tessa Hobbs-Curley tells WGIL that she was impressed with the quality of this year's General Show entrants.
"It is a really great opportunity for the judge to provide feedback to them on the spot," says Hobbs-Curley. "They also give them critique sheets and explain to them what they can do differently and then [participants] can take that home."
Participants were given either blue, red, or white rating ribbons based on their project quality. Hobbs-Curley tells WGIL that through the competition of it all, participants want more than just a ribbon.
"We have over 450 4H members in Knox County and most of them come out with a project and they want to showcase the things that they have learned," says Hobbs-Curley.
More than 150 volunteers participated in the setting up and operation of the General Show.
Events started on Saturday and are scheduled to continue through Wednesday of this week with livestock judging scheduled to begin Monday morning.
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