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Food, sewing, animals and art: 4-H presents it all

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Autumn Scalia, 10, worked at her Crystal Painting, which is art work made with salt and paint. It was a part of her 4-H public verbal presentation effort. Her evaluator, Jane Rodd, is in the rear. Photo by Judith O’Hara Balfe

MILLBROOK — When it comes to being well-rounded, 4-H members are encouraged to take on tasks and then present their projects to the public. In doing this, young people hone skills that help them speak in public in a cohesive and professional manner.

Participants choose their own topics, sometimes with a little guidance, and the topics can be wide ranging, from livestock to artwork, sewing to cooking, or almost anything the child has a keen interest in.

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