Local 4-H groups proved that a trash barrel is a terrible thing to waste as winners of the 2017 Lorain County Fair 4-H Trash Barrel Painting Contest were recently announced.
This year’s event brought together a variety of 4-H groups in the 5-8 year old, 9-12 year old and 13-18 year old age categories. Club members worked to beautify worn 55-gallon trash containers, putting their own spin on this year’s 4H: Club, Community & Country contest theme.
The annual contest, sponsored by the Ross Group of companies, Ross Environmental Services, Inc., Ross Incineration Services, Inc. and Ross Transportation Services, Inc., has been an esteemed affair of the Lorain County Fair for over 15 years. The contest gives 4-H club members an opportunity to showcase their creative and environmentally-conscious sides while offering them a chance to earn first place ribbons and $100 cash prizes toward their individual youth group.
All entries were judged by associates of the Ross Group of companies for their neatness, creativity and conformance to the overall theme.
This year’s first place winners were as follows: Belden B & G’s in the 5-8 year old category, Wildcat Wanderers in the 9-12 year old category and Brownhelm Perfection & B.B.’s in the 13-18 year old category.
The winning trash barrels will be on display in the Junior Fair Barn for the duration of the Lorain County Fair.
The remaining submissions can still be spotted by fairgoers throughout the Lorain County Fairgrounds when the 172nd Annual Lorain County Fair comes to town August 21-27, 2017.
Congratulations and a job well done to all this year’s winners and participants!