Schroeder named 4-H rabbit show champion

Published 9:50 am Tuesday, July 18, 2023

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Recently, the Troup County Board of Commissioners recognized the winners of the first annual Troup County 4-H Rabbit Show. Participants maintained maintain a log of their bunnies throughout the year and attempted to teach them to perform two skilled acts (or tricks) for the competition. Competitors also answered a series of rabbit-based questions designed to test their knowledge.

Mia Schroeder was named the Grand Champion of the First Annual Troup County Rabbit Show. Mia is the daughter of Brian and Amanda Schroeder. Mia’s winning rabbit is a blue-eyed Dutch rabbit named Juniper B. Rabbit. The bunny’s middle initial stands for “berries” because the rabbit’s eyes are the color of Juniper berries.  Isabella Porto was named Reserve Champion. She is the daughter of Jaoa and Sherry Porto and is also an active member of the 4-H Ag Explorers Club.4-H also held their first annual MilkMake competition this spring. The competition is held to honor Troup County’s rich dairy heritage, 4-H Agent/County Extension Coordinator Laura Mirarchi said.

Participants in the program were responsible for creating a milk-based food item from an assigned recipe in an allotted time. Everyone then all enjoyed their efforts by chowing down on fruit and berry yogurt parfaits, fresh whipped butter on rolls and hand-made ice cream.

Participants in the inaugural 4-H MilkMake Competition include: Theney Hand, Evan Willis, Lilly Roper, Elizabeth Johnson and Isabella Haralson.