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4-Hers model clothes they created

By Kristina Gabalski, Correspondent Posted 30 July 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Kristina Gabalski

KNOWLESVILLE – Rebecca Semmel, a 4-H’er from Wyoming County, braved hot, sticky conditions to model this outfit she made during the WNY 4-H District Clothing Review on Wednesday at the Orleans County 4-H Fair.

A visit to Gettysburg, Pa., inspired the historical outfit which is typical of women’s fashion, circa 1863. Rebecca will wear her outfit when she works in the Historical House at the Wyoming County Fair later this summer.

The Orleans County 4-H Fair played host to the Western New York 4-H District Clothing Review Wednesday afternoon. 4-Hers from Chautauqua, Niagara, Wyoming and Orleans counties took part, modeling garments and clothing ensembles they had made or embellished.

Melinda Waag, 14, of Fredonia models her outfit.

Orleans County’s own Emma Mathes, 14, of Barre models her lacy party dress during the WNY 4-H District Clothing Review. She is a member of the Adventurers 4-H Club.

Dana Daigler, 17, of Niagara County models a purchased skating outfit she embellished by hand with 2,300 Swarovski crystals.

Dana spent 12 hours on the project and used crystal AB and fire opal colored crystals to accent the bright red skating outfit.