An event that signals the start of fair season in Douglas County is set for Friday evening.
The 4-H Fashion Revue will be held at 8 p.m. in Building 21 at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, said Trudy Rice, Douglas County Extension agent.
Rice said the show would feature 4-H'ers from the county's 15 clubs modeling handcrafted and purchased clothing. The show is open to the public.
About 120 4-H'ers took part in the fashion competition, judging for which was scheduled from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. today.
In the competition, 4-H'ers create an outfit using funds from a predetermined budget.
Besides having their outfits judged for fit and appearance, competitors are judged on their knowledge of the garment's cost per wearing, care instructions and compatibility with other clothing in their wardrobe and other knowledge.
"Basically, we're teaching them how to shop and get the most for their money," Rice said.
The event typically is the first in a series of 4-H competitions that culminate during the Douglas County Free Fair, scheduled to begin Aug. 7.