WELLINGTON — The 2021 Collingsworth County 4-H Food Show took place Thursday, Oct. 7 at the Nazarene Church Fellowship Hall. Program Assistant Tammy Rodriguez welcomed family and friends that came to support the youth.
Ten students competed in the show in three age divisions and four food categories. Youth who completed the Food and Nutrition Project earned chances to win prizes. Hazel Estrada won the attendance drawing.
Food show display awards went to Cecilia Grandoz for Best of Show, Ava Peters for Best Use of a Recipe Theme, Mikyela James for Most Beautiful, David Peters for Most Original and Estrada for Most Unusual.
First and second place winners, in junior and senior age divisions, will compete at the District 1 4-H Food Show on Oct. 25 in Amarillo.
Jill Green and Joann Jeffrey served as judges for the event. Gina Warren, owner of The Gettin’ Spot Café, provided pizza as a snack for the participants.
“We appreciate the judges and Gina too,” Rodriguez said. “We are grateful for your support and help with the food show.”
For community service, during the project workshops, youth made treats for the freezers of Wellington Volunteer Fire Department and Wellington Emergency Medical Service. The students also assembled candy bags for Wellington Care Center residents and designed cards for Parkview Manor Assisted Living tenants.
Recipe booklets may be obtained from the County Extension Office until Nov. 10. Also, watch for recipes in future issues of “The Red River Sun.”