The Waskom 4-H Club celebrated its First Annual DIY Camp with a runway, getaway fashion show at the Waskom Middle School on July 11, 2018.
The event was sponsored by the Marshall, Texas Elks Lodge, produced by Jeff Stuart. Harrison County’s Extension Agent Louraseal McDonald and Hailey Stuart directed the camp and Fashion Finale, where the fruits of the three-day outing produced a variety of civic-minded goods and gifts for the community. The fashion show featured the dresses created and sewn by the contestants. Duct Tape art was an unusual and different kind of challenge for creative minds.
Contestants were Pepper Stuart, Tex Ann White, Rebel White, Adrianna White, Paisley White, Hallie Patterson, Mya Stuart, Antani Snowden and Courtney Johns.
Dog toys were made for the Marshall Animal Shelter. Toiletry bags were handmade and filled for distribution to those in need. A special blanket was designed and created by each contestant as gifts for those confined to nursing facilities.
Cooking was part of the curriculum for the attendees, laced with love from a bevy of volunteers in this first year of 4-H activity. Each contestant walked the runway and modeled their fashion creations. The girls loved their moment center-stage, the photo-ops and being awarded their 4-H Certificates. Each 4-H participant received a gift bag from Citizens National Bank and candy from the Lions Club and the Chamber of Commerce of Waskom.
Volunteers were Jennifer White, Natalie Carlile, Kathy Baugh, Lynette Pierce, Lillie Pierce, Terri Cherry, Helen Hall, Ella Hall, Ruthie Smith and Linda Sue Stobaugh.