4H rabbit projects feature races and champions
Racing rabbits: One of the fun events at the rabbit barn
Saturday was the rabbit race, in which 4-H rabbits were timed as they tried
to make it through a maze with a few hurdles. One rabbit got through in just
15 seconds, while others were much more sluggish, posting a time well in
excess of one minute. Here, Jackson Volunteers 4-Her Emily Cole prods her
rabbit along. (Tribune photos by Vicki Urbanik)
Winners Circle: Shown with their champion rabbits are
(from left to right) Emily Cole, Cody Hootman, and Audrey Cole, all members
of the Jackson Volunteers 4-H club.
4-H Winners: Stephanie Jackson (at left) of Chesterton,
a member of the 4-H Lakeshore Drifters, and her dog, Vinnie, won Grand
Champion in Obedience and fifth in agility and showmanship during the dog
competition Friday at the Porter County Fair. She is shown here holding one
of the Cole family rabbits, along with Jackson Volunteer Autumn Cole
(center), who is holding Alamode, who won Best of Opposite Sex. At right is
Danielle Boer, a first-year 4-H Lakeshore Drifter who won fifth in obedience
with her dog, Quill.
The Denfelds: The Denfeld family tend to more than 140
rabbits, and their hard work by John, 13, Tim, 12, and Christina, 7, was
evident at the Porter County Fair. Among the honors these 4-H Liberty Hot
Shots siblings won this weekend were Timís Grand Champion in Small Animals
and Johnís first place in advanced rabbit judging. Shown here with some of
the Denfeld rabbits are (left to right) Katie Lichentenberger of the 4-H
Center Wildcats holding Johnís Soot; Tim, holding Ugly and Bigfoot;
Christina (in front), a 4-H Explorer holding Toast; and John, holding Tan.
Clowning around: Getting ready for the costume contest
in the rabbit barn at the Porter County Fair Saturday was incoming 7th
grader Travis Schroeder of Liberty Township. He is holding Snickers, who
made it into the Winnerís Circle by winning Best of Opposite Sex.