Local 4-H’er places second in state barbecue contest

Representing Jefferson County and the Delta District of the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service, Katelyn Lanni of White Hall placed second during the state 4-H Broiler Barbecue held recently at Rogers.

As the district winner, Katelyn received an all-expense-paid trip to Rogers to participate in the State Poultry Convention, a Weber grill and other prizes.

Katelyn is the daughter of Richard and Teri Lanni of White Hall.

This activity is designed to encourage 4-H members to broaden their knowledge and skills and increase awareness of the poultry industry and its relevance to our state and national economies.

Members are provided two broiler halves weighing approximately 1½ pounds to barbecue. They are allowed 1½ hours cooking time. They turn in the half of their choice for judging. The entries are judged on fire control, food safety practices, doneness, appearance and taste.

Blue Ribbon winners from Jefferson County in the district contest were Madison Clark, daughter of Nick and Kari Clark; Ryan Clement, grandson of the late Ernest Clement and Juanita Clement; Tevin Livingston, son of Vincent and Tumiga Livingston; and Nathan Williams, son of Alexia Williams.

For more information about 4-H in Jefferson County, contact Pia Woods at 870-534-1033 or visit the Extension office at 500 Idaho St.

The 4-H program is open to all youth between the ages of 5 and 19 without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, disability, or any other legally protected status. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (large print, audiotapes, etc.) should notify the county Extension office as soon as possible prior to the activity.