Wahkiakum County celebrates National 4-H Week
October 7, 2021
Local 4-H members are showcasing their projects and awards in the front window of Jabber Shack on Main Street in Cathlamet, in celebration of National 4-H Week, October 3-10. Susan Zabel invited 4-H members to display their talents and awards in her shop to help celebrate their achievements, considering the traditional 4-H Covered Bridge Dinner was canceled this year due to rising Covid numbers. Zabel and Laurel Waller of Hotel Cathlamet also generously offered their space for a silent auction to benefit Wahkiakum 4-H to be held in November.
Items on display this week are recently returned from the Washington State Fair in Puyallup, where Wahkiakum 4-H members earned top awards for their work and creativity, with projects in a variety of arts, photography, sewing, knitting, and food preservation. Trophies on display feature the names of the showmanship champions each year from the Wahkiakum County Fair over the last several years.
Zabel and 4-H members Lydia and Ruth Blalock, 4-H volunteers Carol Ervest, Jim Moten, and Joe and Sarah Blalock created the signs and display in the window.