Chick Chain nets group of Escambia County winners

Published 8:28 am Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Chicken isn’t just for Sunday dinner and a group of Escambia County 4-H students proved it last month.

On Sept. 9, the Monroe and Escambia County 4-H Chick Chain Show was held and winners were announced in several categories.

Those winners from Escambia County’s 4-H group were:

Yanasa Alvarez who took first place in the intermediate category (11-13 year old) for Showmanship;

Sophia Hoomes won First in Class with her Buff Orrington chicken. The entry was also named the Reserve Grand Champion bird and the Reserve Grand Champion pen.

Anthony Johnson may not have won a ribbon, but still came to the show even after losing his best birds to a stray dog just a week before the show.

Lindsey Mitchell took the First In Class ribbon for her Rhode Island Red. She also one the Junior 2 (10 year old) title for Escambia Record Book winner.

Lyla Rolin took first place in the Junior 1 (9 year old) division for Showmanship and as the Escambia Record Book winner.

Natalee Wilson walked away with the third place ribbon in the Intermediate (11-13 year old) division for Showmanship and was the Intermediate Escambia Record Book winner.

4-H officials offered special thanks to the local sponsors for making the show a great success for the 4-H participants. Those sponsors include Hamrac Dozer Service and Double T Farms as Gold Sponsors; Doug Agerton, James Brothers Furniture and Atmore Farmers Coop as Silver Sponsors; North Santa Rosa News, Walter and Debbie Edmonds, Pat Johnson and Kevin’s Spray Service as Friends of Chick Chain sponsors and Southern Pine Electric Cooperative as the 4-H Generous Business buyer.