Bennier Fashions Go A ‘Stitch Further’ At County Fair

SYRACUSE – Annie Bennier displayed her dresses and 4-Hers declared “I’m A Star” at the 4-H fashion show at the Otoe County Fair.

The 17-year-old Unadilla girl was one of 13 Nebraska 4-H members to participate in the Omaha Fashion Week this winter.

At the county fair, she showed her mauve and lace formal dress.

Bennier needed a bridesmaid dress for her sister’s wedding and took five weeks to complete the dress.

The lace and pearl’s that adorn the dress both front and back are all hand-stitched by Bennier.

She said she is inspired by her mother Linda who is self-taught.

She also received a purple ribbon for the black jacket that she made, as well as the red dress that lies underneath. She says the outfit makes her ready for any event that comes her way

4-H Clover kids had a task before them to create a T-shirt using sponge paint  and  the “I’m a star” T-shirt was born.

Members Bryn Boitnott , Paxton Brandt, Taylor Griepenstroh and Jazzmyn Gunnels modeled the shirts.

Mikayah Baher and Mallory Mueller  received a purple ribbon in their Performing Arts dance at the Otoe County Fair.
Makayah is the daughter of Chris and Ashley Baher and Mallory is the daughter of Scott and Wendy Mueller,  all of Syracuse.

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