The 4-H Family of the Year was: the Clapsadle family of North Tonawanda, Kevin, Elizabeth, Ashley, Nicole, Lee and Kyle, The family works at the Milk Bar at the fair, guards exhibits, bakes pies, serves on committees and hauls animals and exhibits to the State Fair. Kevin teaches projects and provides transportation, and his wife, Elizabeth, is the head leader for both the Sour Patch Kids and the Little Ponies Clover Buds. Ashley has been a teen ambassador at the fair and a junior leader. Nicole has also been a teen ambassador and participated in a variety of animal projects and the fashion revue. Lee and Kyle are also active in a variety of projects.
Niagara County youth who received recognition at the State Fair were: Amber Smith for her cherry and grape pies, posters and quilt; Amanda Clark for black and white photography; Andrea Scirto for artwork in three different media; Samuel Mansfield for his entomology display; and Matthew Sweeney for his dairy educational display.
Local project winners and 4-H graduates were also recognized.