Gillespie 4-Hers take honors in Food Challenge

FINISHING FIRST at the county show and qualifying for the District Food Show Challenge on Dec. 7 at Texas State University were these Gillespie County 4-Hers, including junior winners in front from left, Arianna Watson, Carson Barnes, Alexandria Sione, Zoe Maurer, Daniel Rabb and (in back) intermediate winners Evan Barnes, Suzanne Coale, Anna O’Leary, Daylon Nebgen and Harrison Spisak and senior winners Sean O’Leary, Dylan Sione, Kagen Mazurek and Sara Verstuyft.

Thirty-nine youth competed in the Gillespie County 4-H Food Challenge on Nov. 6 at the Gillespie County Extension Office.

The 4-Hers competed in three age divisions — junior, intermediate and senior, and the top two teams in each age category will advance to the District Food Challenge contest in San Marcos at Texas State University on Dec. 7.

Awards for first place were donated by The UPS Store.

Following are the results:

Junior Division

Fruit and Vegetables

1. Shamrock Chefs — Carson Barnes, Zoe Maurer, Daniel Raab, Lexi Sione and Arianna Watson.

2. Fun Loving Cooks — Caiden Davis, Harley Merz, Clara Stehling and Rose Vetti.

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