Congratulations to the following youth for competing in the Somervell County 4-H Food Challenge and Show, Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Intermediate School Cafeteria, Glen Rose. This is the qualifying event for the District 4-H Food Challenge and Show.

The participants and results are as follows:

Placing first was the Crumbs Team: Kalli Crabtree, Lexi Crabtree, Tressa D’Angelo, Brynn Reynolds, Meredith Odem, and their team coach was Virginia Reynolds.

Placing Second were the Fab Five Team: Shelby Lacy, Maysen Mapes, Kate Rabenaldt, and Halee Tipton coached by Linda Lander.

Placing Third were the Mini Chefs Team: Haley Allen, Baylie Plaster, Maci Sowders, Sydney Stegint, Sloan Williams, and their team coaches were Stephanie Williams and Candace Stegint.

McPherson Team: Thomas Beauregard, Ben McPherson, Jake Jones, Jake Sharber, and their team coaches were Trish Beauregard, Karen McPherson and Brenda Sharber.

Rigano Team: Andrea Allen, Shelby Bybee, Kortney Hodge, Joshua Mena, Kaitlin West,and their team coach was Shawna Rigano.

Bite Size Carrots Sticks Team: Bari Douglas, Brittan Grace, and Masen Lesak, and their team coaches were Brandi Thigpen, Mina Douglas and Susan Bruce.

Seniors:

Main Dish: 1st Place - Michelle Frye, 2nd Place - Jenny Jones, and 3rd Place - Taylor Beauregard.

Breads and Cereals: 1st - Ashileen Douglas.

Fruits and Vegetables - 1st Place Caitlin Lankford.

The top three Food Challenge Teams and Senior 4-H’ers who entered as individuals and placed first at the County 4-H Food Show earned the privilege of advancing to the District 4-H Food

Challenge and Show, Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Bell County Expo in Belton. The 4-H Food Challenge and Show is an excellent learning and recognition opportunity, allowing the youth to showcase the food safety, food preparation, and nutrition knowledge and skills and teamwork they have learned.

A big thank you to the Food Challenge Team volunteer leaders, parents and volunteers that make this event the success it is.

For more information contact Beverly Greenhill at Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Somervell County, 254-897-2289 or b-greenhill@tamu.edu.