The 2017 Jamboree at the Mill was held at WVU Jackson’s Mill last week. The five day event showcased livestock, home canned goods, flowers, vegetables, and other projects compiled by Lewis County 4-H members.
Jane Lew resident Tucker Adams won Best of Show for his sunflower in the Flower Show. There were a total of 47 entries in the Flower Show. Adams won a ribbon and received a rosette. The Flower Show was sponsored by Lucky Lady Farm, and chaired by Melinda Paugh.
The Home Canning exhibit was sponsored by Fern Hill Farm. The Best of Show winner in this category was Kade Bragg of Jane Lew, with his entry of tomatoes. Bragg received a ribbon and a rosette.
Children took advantage of the EQT Imagination and Exploration Pavilion activities, which included rock painting and creating dream catchers. Children also received goody bags filled with donated items, including crayons and notebooks.
The Dress Your Potato! activity was also held at the pavilion, along with story time and carnival games on Monday. Tuesday, children were treated to a petting zoo provided by Oglebay Good Zoo, and story time.
Wednesday, children were treated to traditional Appalachian activities as part of History Hitting the Road. Dean Hardman showed children and adults alike how to make rope. Hardman used thread and participants turned the thread into a bracelet.
Sarah Hartford taught children how to make candles, with each person able to take home their candle. Ice cream and cupcakes were given out in honor of Lewis County’s 200th birthday.
Winners of the stick horse race were Ian Brown, Gabby Garrett, Trenton Hunt, and Hunter Sterrett.
Fifty-seven photos were entered in the photography exhibit. Mayli Squires won Best of Show with her black and white entry of the moon. The Bell Peppers won Best of Show in the vegetable show. They were grown by Kade Bragg from Jane Lew.