The Lincoln County Fairgrounds continued to fill with people Tuesday morning as 4-H exhibitors brought in their projects for the static exhibit and foods competitions.
Exhibitors could enter a wide variety of project areas, including science, engineering and technology; agronomy; knitting and crochet; photography; and many others.
Exhibitors like Katie Abbott, 14, of Hershey placed items in a number of categories. She’s competing in two areas: home environment and foods.
“I like to try different things and do different projects, and see what other people are going to do, too,” Abbott said. “It’s cool to be able to compare our projects.”
In the home environment project area, Abbott entered a two-week project into the “Accessory — Outdoor Living” category. She built her own cornhole boards and painted them with silhouetted trees, gray and white mountains, and a sunset.
“If one thing doesn’t work, just keep trying it again, and it’ll work out eventually,” Abbott said, sharing what she had learned through previous years of competition.
She also entered a painted portrait in a separate home environment class for pieces that are framed and ready to hang up.
“One of mine is a painting of my little cousin,” Abbott said. “She passed away a couple years ago. It’s just special to me to do that.”
Abbott also entered some food categories, and she’s hoping that she can get one of her cakes to the auction.
Abbott started competing when she was 5 years old and has continued to compete for nine years, even through the restrictions last year.
“There’s more people here, too.” Abbott said, comparing this year to last. “It’s fun to be able to do it (shows) with my friends again.”
With the return of a normal year, Abbott said she would like to see a couple of the livestock shows this year, especially since she’s not showing this year, but had previously.