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Fulton 4-H Show season kicks off with pet show

bearded dragon

LEWISTOWN, Ill. - The Fulton County 4-H Pet Show was held on June 19, at the University of Illinois Extension office in Lewistown. Twelve 4-H members exhibited thirteen pets. Janis Blout served as the judge for Cats, and Debbie Beoletto judged Guinea Pigs, Rabbits, and Small Pets.

Best of Show for Cats went to Ally Lair with her cat, Fudge. Other 4-Hers exhibiting cats and receiving blue ratings were Macie Howe, Averi McCarthy, and Halle Tindall.

Best of Show in Guinea Pigs was awarded to Rhiannah Roberts and her guinea pig, Miss Piggy.

Best of Show for Rabbits went to Emmitt Buban and his rabbit, Georgia. Also exhibiting a rabbit and receiving a blue rating was Rhiannah Roberts.

Best of Show winner in the Small Pets category was Tovin Beoletto with Patrick, an aquatic salamander. Others exhibiting in this category and receiving blue ratings were Briley Mercer with her ball python; Max Mercer with his agama lizard; Avaleigh Vansaghi with her bearded dragon; Addison Roddis with her ferret; and Aaliyah Naff with her red-slider turtle.

4-H is the youth education program of University of Illinois Extension. We welcome everyone from all backgrounds, with all interests, wherever you live. For information on how to be a part of 4-H in Fulton County, call the Extension office at 547-3711.             

Photo caption: Petri, the bearded dragon, on display at the 4-H Pet Show

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