Saturday, June 23, 2018
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Youths take time to ‘Picture 4-H’

“Picturing 4-H” was the theme of this year’s Dawson County 4-H Camp at Camp Comeca south of Cozad.

Thirty-nine 4-H members, counselors and staff gathered Aug. 2-4 for fun, fellowship and education in a camp setting.

Best Camper medals, selected by the 4-H members themselves, went to Ryan Johnson of Lexington, Mekenzie Beattie of Sumner and Jessie Rudolph of Gothenburg.

Best Handicraft medals were given to Kylee Morris and Leah Treffer, both of Cozad, and Carrie Jewett of Overton. Honorable mention went to Emily Keiser of Gothenburg, Morgan Schroeder of Cozad and Gavin Strauss of Lexington.

Prizes also were awarded to the top cabin in lip sync, sports and scavenger hunt as well as to the cleanest cabin.

Related to the “Picturing 4-H” theme, the 4-H campers enjoyed learning about taking sports and news photos from Corbey Dorsey and Kelly Ninas of the Tri-City Tribune. They were also able to see highlights of their counselors’ recent Heritage Tour Trip to the East Coast and Canada. Old favor-ite camp activities were canoeing, swimming, movies, softball, leathercraft and the zip line.

Counselors were: Abby Purintun of Overton; Shelby Mannel, Kyle Demoret and Rebecca Else all of Gothenburg; Jason Finnegan of Cozad; and Ross Rogers of Lexington.

Bruce Treffer, Dawson County Extension educator, and Dawn Schroeder, Dawson County 4-H Extension assistant, completed the camp staff.