County 4-H youths take home plenty of ribbons
A number of Carroll 4-H youths successfully competed at the State Fair in Timonium in August.
In the dog show, first-place ribbons went to Dawn Hall in the senior sub-novice obedience category with her mixed collie, and to Lauren Lusby in intermediate novice obedience with her mixed Border collie.
Renata Ramonda, 14, of Westminster swept the 4-H Senior Western Horse and Pony Show, taking the county's five blue ribbons in Western Grooming and Showmanship, and Quarter Horse Conformation in foals, yearlings, 2-year-old fillies and geldings.
Renata also won second place in the Western Equitation Stock Seat Ponies and Horses event, second in Western Pleasure Horses and third in Western Riding.
Jessica Boone, 15, of Mount Airy placed second in the English Conformation Show in Hand for geldings and horses 3 years and older. Her horse, Taylor Made, was named reserve champion gelding.
Brian Brubach, 11, of Gamber won the junior championship and Daniel Dell, 13, of Finksburg won the intermediate division bicycle contest.
In the compact tractor contest, Justin Watt, 14, of Middleburg won the junior championship.
Jessica Boyd, 14, of Westminster won the Intermediate Foods Championship with a chocolate cake and the championship ribbon for crafts with a miniature pet shop made out of clay.