BELMONT — 4-H Members from across Belknap County received recognition recently at the Belknap County 4-H Fair for a variety of outstanding projects and a year's worth of hard work preparing their animals and exhibits for the fair. The top fair award, The Governor's Trophy, went to Cheyenne Longley of Northfield. This award, established in 1946, is given to a senior fair exhibitor who shows an outstanding record of 4-H work, and who excels in civic and social activities, leadership and community service. Standing in for the Governor, this year's award was presented by District 7 Senator Andrew Hosmer of Laconia. Receiving the coveted Robinson Smith trophy for the depth, quality and variety in her livestock exhibits and the Senior Rita Clairmont Award for her entries in the 4-H Exhibit hall was Sabrina Bellerose also of Northfield.
Also recognized at this year's fair awards were Iain Patterson of Laconia for his Teen Teaching exhibit -an interactive electrical exhibit on tidal pools; The Teen Believers 4-H Club of Laconia for their interactive marine science project; Emily McGuire of Franklin for the Junior Rita Clairmont Exhibitor award and Ayden LaChance of Alton was the Cloverbud Rita Clairmont Exhibitor of the year.
CAPTION — Senator Andrew Hosmer assists Belknap County 4-H Fair President Fran Wendleboe in presenting the 2013 Governor’s Trophy to Cheyenne Longley of Northfield. Sabrina Bellerose of Northfield is joined by her parents Richard and Sherrie while accepting the 2013 Robinson Smith Livestock Exhibitor trophy from Belknap County 4-H Fair board President Fran Wendleboe.