ALEXANDRIA — Harli Evans was proud to win a blue ribbon for her photograph of a sunset outside her Elwood home.
“That day, I was in bed and I didn’t feel good. My best friend called me and told me to go outside to the sunset. I ran outside with no shoes (to) the road and got a picture.”
As a seven-year member of 4-H, her passion for photography has led her to the State Fair three separate years.
Inside the 4-H Building, about 260 crafts and projects are displayed, such as Lego structures and fashion pieces.
Evans said she used her photography skills to teach younger participants, Grace and William Kessinger, how to capture award-winning photographs. Both received purple ribbons and will advance to the State Fair.
“I’ve been doing (photography) before 4-H … I was in a class for it my freshman year, and I learned more about