The stars are local 4-h-ers and their farm animals.
Tue, 08 Aug 2017 02:35:22 +0000Video: 4-H Celebrity Showmanship ContestThe stars are local 4-h-ers and their farm animals.http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12524/7034981?cpt=8&wpid=2637WFMZ Allentown, PA>>wendy davis:the weather didn't stop folks from heading to the reading fair in bern township.>>>rob vaughn: tonight many gathered in "ag arena" for some showmanship... and competition... wfmz's maria salazar has more. >>>reporter:the reading fair is known for food, fun...and friendly competition.>>>ava gray, 4th graderi got champion for market swine.my animals can be -- at home they can look pretty good but when you come to the show, you can really see how good they look >>>reporter: the stars are local 4-h-ers and their farm animals.>>>goat nat >>>leah walters, 5th graderthis is my second year showing at the reading fair.>>>elizabeth gross, rising college freshman: ever since i was little. i mean my family has been showing since even before i was born. >>>reporter:they put a lot of work into getting their animals ready...>>>leah walters, rising 5th graderyou have to like fit them and you have to wash them get all the dirt out >>>stand upfor many of these kids, it's an opportunity to learn from each other and keep improving. >>>ava gray, rising 4th grader i like to see different people's strategies to show >>>reporter:on this night, the competition brought students together with local community leaders...the students got to show the adults the tricks of the trade to showing their animals.>>>elizabeth gross, rising college freshman: i tried to fit a lot of information in a half an hour and i guess it paid off >>>reporter:elizabeth gross paired with stephanie shirk of penn state extension...and, they walked away with a new ribbon for "shiba." >>>stephanie shirk, penn state extension:i wish that more people in the community would come out and try something like this. there's a lot of that goes into it the 4-h'ers put a lot work into preparing their animals and showing off their hard work and just showcasing agriculture >>>reporter:the competitions run through friday.the fair runs through saturday.in bern township, maria salazar, 69 news. 3