Yes, living in the country may give us an advantage,
but our Sunol 4-H’ers work hard all year to show off
their animal projects during the Alameda County Fairs 2 week
run. It is with great pleasure that I can announce this years
Winning awards for rabbits were Jessica Harlan, who received
a 1st place in the fur division and a 5th place in breed and
a 1st place on her rabbit exhibit poster; Devin Wells, received
an 8th place in Himalayan Breed Class and a 2nd place for her
rabbit educational exhibit poster; Greg Griggs and Art Benevides,
placed 4th in fur and 5th in breed for their shared Himalayan
rabbit; Megan Harlan placed 3rd in breed class and received
a 2nd place for her rabbit; Bonnie Crawford, Clayton Westrope,
and Sam McClay all received 2nd place on their educational
exhibit posters as well.
Winning awards for market swine were, Jessica Crawford, who
received a 2nd Place Advanced Showmanship award and 1st Place
market class; Nicole Nelson, received a 1st place and a 7th
place in market class; Drew Imhof, received a 2nd place for
beginning showmanship and 2nd place in market class; Maddie
McClay, placed 4th in market class; Gabby Gilbert, placed 7th
and 11th in market class; Frankie Imhof, received an 11th place
in market class and Haley Imhof, received a 2nd place in market
The Sunol 4-H Beef group received 4th place for pen of 3 market
steers. Luke Donovan, placed 6th in advanced beef showmanship
and 4th in market class; Anthony DeValle placed 7th in advanced
beef showmanship; Marc Donovan placed 6th in intermediate beef
showmanship and he also placed 5th in beef market class; Travis
Hoxie received 1st place in market class and he also received
the award for the Highest Placing Hereford.
Haley Imhof received a 1st place in market class; Justin Amaral
placed 2nd in market class; Randi Moore, placed 4th in market
class; Frankie Imhof received a 2nd place in market class;
Drew Imhof received a 4th place on market class and Jessica
Crawford placed 1st in Advanced Market Beef Showmanship. Jessica
Crawford also won Advanced Master Showmanship in the market
beef class, which means this lucky young lady will be representing
Alameda County at the 2006 California State Fair.
Winning awards for market sheep were, Andrew Nelson who received
a 4th place and 5th place, a 7th place award with his 3 market
lambs, a 4th place with breed and a 5th place for pen of 3
during market week; Brittany Harper received two 7th place
awards in market class and an 8th place in advanced showmanship.
Equally thrilled to win awards were Maddie McClay, who won
the Marrissa Hunt Memorial award and a $250 savings bond and
Dale Scoggins, a Sunol 4-H leader, who won the Cathy Eppler
4-H Leader Memorial award.
Dani Scroggins received 1st place in the advanced Livestock
Skillathon; Brittany Harper, received 8th place in advanced
Livestock Skillathon and Nicole Nelson received 3rd place in
intermediate Livestock Skillathon
Awards won for Breeding Beef included Frankie Imhof, a 4th
place win for breeding showmanship, Supreme Champion Heifer,
1st place yearling heifer, 1st place jr. calf, 1st place jr.
bull and 2nd place cow/calf pair; Jessica Crawford, Spring
Hereford Heifer Class winner, 2nd Place Bred and Owned Heifer,
Reserve Grand Champion Hereford Bull, Grand Champion Bred and
Owned Hereford Bull, 2nd Place cow/calf pair and1st Place Breeding
Showmanship; Haley Imhof, 4th place yearling heifer, 4th place
cow/calf pair and 2nd place jr bull and Drew Imhof, 3rd place
Winning awards for Breeding Sheep were Andrew Nelson who received
a 1st place for his ewe, two 3rd place wins for his ram lamb
and best of 4 head, two 4th place wins for yearling ewe and
2yr old ewe and two 6th place wins for spring ewe and aged
Winning awards for Dairy Cattle were Frankie Imhof, 1st place
showmanship and Grand Champion Grade Heifer; Haley Imhof, 1st
in intermediate showmanship and Reserve Grand Champion Grade
Heifer; Drew Imhof, 3rd place grade heifer; Luke Donovan, 2nd
place grade heifer and Marc Donovan, 4th place grade heifer,
3rd in showmanship
For woodworking, the big winners were Kylie Kruger, who received
three 1st place ribbons for a trivet, book ends and a cutting
board; Chase Frei, received one 1st place and two 2nd place
ribbons; Andrew Nelson, received two 2nd place on his bookends
and trivet and a 1st for Best in Class for his cutting board
and Kelsey Kruger received 1st place for book ends and 2nd
place for her trivet.
Horsemanship awards went to April Ganser, who received Reserve
Champion in horse halter and Nicole Nelson who received 3rd
place in western pleasure, 2nd in western equitation and a
5th in trail.
Congratulation to all of you for your hard work and dedication.
You make those of us in your community proud.