STERLING — It was all about clothing Friday at the Logan County Fair, as the annual “Stirrup Some Fun” 4-H Fashion Revue was held at Sterling High School.
The show featured all things western, from denim and boots to rhinestones and ribbons. Participants in each age division decorated or constructed a garment and then modeled it.
The actual judging of the outfits, which was done by Shari McMinn and Carol Heupel, was completed in the afternoon prior to the school. Judging was based on how the outfit fit the model, fabric, fit, color and style, along with the selection of accessories to complete the outfit. Judges also considered poise, posture, and grooming.
Heather Brungardt served as mistress of ceremonies for the public ceremony, where awards were handed out to the winners of each of the three age divisions – Senior (14-18 year old), Intermediate (11-13 years old), Junior (8-10 years old) – as well as the Encore Division, which is judged on suitability of clothing to the person, appropriateness for the occasion and fit.
Each model received popcorn from Colorado Popcorn and a ribbon.
Champion Rachael Northup was the sole entry for the Senior Division. She modeled an elegant party dress she constructed, consisting of a lining, a peach satin fabric, and a sherbet colored overlay that shimmered with gold. Her accessories included gold shoes, gold dangle earrings, a gold bracelet and crystal comb in her hair. She received a trophy sponsored by New Method Cleaners, flower bouquet donated by Logan County Extension and a $15 gift certificate from Quilts-N-Creations.
The champion for the Intermediate Division Young was Aly Young, who added over 80 hand sewn multicolor sparkling beads and glass beads to a white boho style skirt and a white cropped jean jacket. Under the jacket, she wore a plum colored tank and with a set of chained dangle beads that matched the other multicolored beads on her outfit. Her accessories were matching beaded jewelry with butterfly accents. Young received a trophy donated by Wells Fargo Advisors, a flower bouquet by Cattleya Flowers and a $15 gift certificate from Quilts-N-Creations.
Lauren Fritzler was named the reserve champion. She accented the front and back of a black V neck top by sewing on a silk multicolored Aztec print ribbon as well as a pink pixy colored ribbon in a chevron design and some extra sparkle on the sleeves. Her white shorts had coordinating ribbon and sparkle on the pockets. She completed the outfit with a black belt and black shoes. Fritzler received a $10 gift certificate from Quilts-N-Creations.
Other models in the Intermediate Division included Shelby Houser, who took third place, and Emma Baney and Cate Brownell.
Receiving the champion award in the Junior Division was Kathryn Lock. She added over 80 swirls by hand sewing on thousands of tiny glass seed beads to an ombre skirt that she dyed in three shades of purple. Lock also wore a purple shirt that she dyed under a long sleeve white dress shirt tied at the waist and dressy white sandals. Her accessories were teardrop glass earrings, silver and clear rhinestone bracelets, necklace and a rhinestone pin. Lock received a trophy donated by Centennial Soil Conservation, a flower bouquet by Cattleya Flowers, and a $15 gift certificate by Quilts-N-Creations.
Reserve champion for the Junior Division was Natali Boerner. She constructed a multicolored leopard print pajama top and blue pajama capri bottoms from 100 percent polyester fabric. Boerner completed her outfit with slippers and was accompanied by her Build a Bear bunny, Rashell. She received a $10 gift certificate from Quilts-N-Creations.
Also modeling in the Junior Division was Charles Fehringer, who took third place, Sadie Fehringer, and Emily Coakley.
Rachael Northup took home a second champion award for the Encore Division. Northup wore a green, black and white diamond print, maxi dress with spaghetti straps and fringe on top. For shoes she wore black flats and her accessories included a black necklace and earrings. Her award was a balloon bouquet by Colorado Popcorn Company.
Receiving reserve champion in the Encore Division was Aly Young. She wore a high-low hem dress with all over chevron pattern in soft mint green with a think brown belt. Young also wore brown gladiator sandals and her accessories were simple brown and gold jewelry.
Other models in the Encore Division included Morgan Duncan, who took third place, Cate Brownell, Lauren Fritzler, Andrea Marick, Billy Joe Ball, Emily Coakley and Kathryn Lock.
Modeling from the Royal Rodeo Court were 2014 Miss Rodeo Logan County Regan Wheeler and 2014 Miss Rodeo Logan County Attendant Bobbi Jo Lingreen. Joining them were the 2014 Little Miss Participants: Ayla Baney, Natalie Boerner, Tobi Beth Erickson, Alexis Gentry, Brookelyn Handke, Crystal Horner, Molly Mitchell and Ashlyn Schmidt.
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