Thursday November 27, 2014


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Browning Club participated in 4-H events


Members of the Browning 4-H Beef Club were part of the recent Estevan Rotary 4-H Show and Sale.

Club members and families moved into the Estevan fair grounds on July 6 for the weigh-in of their steers, and the completion of questionnaires.

The club's Achievement Day was held on July 7. Judges for the day were Jason and Melissa Frey. The members who participated were Brenden Lischka in the cloverbud division; Keara Christensen, Gavin Fleck and Alexis Christensen in juniors; and Emilie Craig, Alaura Gress, Angela Hookenson and Edwin Hookenson in seniors.

Brenden Lischka participated in the speeches, record books, questionnaires, judging, grooming and showmanship events for the cloverbud division.

The top finishers among the juniors and seniors for each event were:

*Speeches: Alexis Christensen (junior) and Angela Hookenson (senior).

*Record books: Alexis Christensen (junior) and Angela Hookenson (senior).

*Questionnaires: Alexis Christensen (junior) and Edwin Hookenson (senior).

*Judging: Gavin Fleck (junior) and Alaura Gress (senior).

*Grooming: Gavin Fleck (junior) and Edwin Hookenson (senior).

*Showmanship: Gavin Fleck (junior) and Emilie Craig (senior).

*Overall showperson: Emilie Craig

*Busy beaver award: Alaura Gress

*High average: Alexis Christensen (junior) and Angela Hookenson (senior).

*Grand aggregate: Gavin Fleck (junior) and Emilie Craig (senior).

*Grand champion female: Keara Christensen

*Grand champion steer: Angela Hookenson

*Reserve champion steer: Edwin  Hookenson

*Top home-grown steer: Keara Christensen

The Regional Show and Sale was held on July 8, and Browning members competed against Benson, Crossroads and Outram- Madigan clubs. The judge for the regional show was Lance Leechman.

Four members, and their steers, were entered in the champion class: Emilie Craig, Alexis Christensen, Alaura Gress and Angela Hookenson.

Among those recognized during the awards portion of the show and sale were:

*Reserve champion yearling heifer – Keara Christensen

*Team grooming: Edwin Hookenson, Gavin Fleck and Alexis Christensen finished second.

*Junior showmanship: Keara Christensen was third and Alexis Christensen finished fourth.

*Senior showmanship: Angela Hookenson was second, Edwin Hookenson was third and Emilie Craig finished fourth.

*Best of five: Gavin Fleck, Emilie Craig, Angela Hookenson, Alexis Christensen and Alaura Gress were third.

*Cloverbud judging: Brenden Lischka finished fifth.

*Junior judging: Gavin Fleck came in fifth.

*Senior judging: Angela Hookenson was second, Edwin Hookenson was third and Emilie Craig came in fourth.

*The Outstanding Achievement Award went to Emilie Craig.

*The Estevan Exhibition Association scholarship was presented to Alaura Gress.

The members of the Browning 4H Club would like to acknowledge that they are very fortunate to have the support of their leaders, Calvin Fornwald and Glenn Gress, as well as their parents, families, sponsors, bidders, buyers and local communities. 

It was another great year of fulfilling the 4-H motto of “Learn to Do by Doing”.



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