This year, the Washington County Junior Fair has added a special event, “A Night to Shine in the Show Ring.” This show will showcase the talents of special needs youth from across the county, as they pair up with a 4-H show mentor and show their animal. We are extremely excited to offer this show, and can’t wait to see all of the youth!
Washington County 4-H members will utilize animal projects to mentor youth. By providing ALL participants the opportunity to experience a 4-H animal project this will allow special needs youth to achieve success in the show ring.
A night to shine in the show ring is to give our special needs youth in the county the experience of showing a livestock animal in the ring at the fair. Mentors will meet with their special needs partner on August 13 from 6 – 7:30 at the OSU Extension Office for ice breaker games, meet your partner, what to wear and to schedule a farm visit.
Farm visits are to be scheduled between August 8-August 29th for your special needs partner to meet your animal and learn how to show. Mentors and their partners will show the animal during our Night to Shine in the Show Ring on Monday, September 6th at 5pm in the Multi-Purpose Barn.
Participant Application (Special Needs Youth) – A night to shine Participant Application
Mentor Application (4-H & FFA Members wanting to share their project animals) – A night to Shine Mentor Application