BELTON — The Style Revue of the Bell County Youth Honest and Livestock Present went with no hitch Saturday afternoon on the Bell County Expo Middle in Belton.
The 16 contestants — all ladies apart from an 8-year-old boy — walked the runway within the Particular Occasions Room, upstairs from the Meeting Corridor. Members of the family and pals applauded and took photographs.
“We’re grateful to have the ability to be right here,” mentioned Jennifer Smith, Style Revue superintendent. “So many exhibits have been cancelled. We’re doing the whole lot we are able to to maintain this truthful going for the children.”
The grand champion award went to Grace Pohl of Tigertown 4-H Membership, and reserve grand champion to Jessalyn Payne of Stampede Creek 4-H Membership. Payne gained champion within the senior specialty division to qualify for the upper award.
Pohl, 19, gained champion within the senior division of formal and night put on. She wore an orange, floor-length robe and mentioned she’s sure for the College of Texas.
The runner-up in that division was Penny Parmer of Holland Household Profession Commu- nity Leaders of America. Par-mer, 15, a sophomore at Holland Excessive College, is the daughter of Brad and Ste-phanie Parmer. She was the reserve grand champion of final yr’s revue. The black taffeta gown she wore Saturday is a 1957 Vogue sample, she mentioned. She used a machine and hemmed the skirt by hand.
“I’ve been competing for the reason that third grade,” she mentioned. “I plan on being a household client science trainer, however stitching is my passion. I like stitching as a result of it permits me to take a break from the actual world and loosen up.”
Her grandmother, Patsy Parmer, taught her to stitch, she mentioned. She additionally credited Cathy Cleveland, her household client science trainer.
Jake Czerwinski, 8, of Holland 4-H mentioned the work apron he modeled was his first stitching venture. He’s the son of Wendy and Marcin Czerwinksi.
“It was really actually enjoyable,” he mentioned.
He additionally has a lamb and different tasks entered within the truthful.
Jane Gauntt, 13, of Tigertown 4-H Membership gained first place within the intermediate specialty division together with her deer costume. She is the daughter of Jerri Gaunt and John Gaunt Jr., and an eighth-grader in Belton Center College.
“Me and my good friend made an M&M costume one yr with the identical skirt, so I simply modified the skirt shade and made a vest with a removable tail,” she mentioned.
She plans on attending Texas A&M College and is considering being a lawyer, she mentioned.
Raeley Fleming, 10, a fifth-grader at Thomas Arnold Elementary in Salado, gained first place within the intermediate division of two or extra items sewn. She referred to as her outfit a “tie wrap.”
“It takes a whole lot of laborious work,” she mentioned. “It’s only a actually enjoyable expertise and good for learners.”
Her grandmother, Caroline Frasier, taught her to stitch, she mentioned. She plans to attend Texas Tech College and needs to be a neurologist.
Sarah Wooden, 16, of Tigertown 4-H Membership positioned second within the senior division of tailor-made garment. A house-schooled junior, she is the daughter of Barbara and Invoice Wooden of Belton.
“I made the whole lot I’m carrying,” she mentioned.
She’s been stitching about 13 years.
“I like how one can create virtually something,” she mentioned. “It’s an opportunity so that you can exhibit your expertise.”
Amelia Castillo, 14, of 4His Glory, gained champion within the senior division of a gown. She is home-schooled and the daughter of Joe and De Castillo of Troy. She plans to attend Texas A&M College and turn out to be a veterinarian. She has animals at house, she mentioned, together with a duck, a rabbit, chickens, a hedgehog, a goat and a pet rat that likes to climb in her hair.