The blue ribbon auction provides 4-H members  with blue ribbon-winning animals the opportunity to find a community sponsor to help defray the costs of raising their animals. Local business owners and other  supporters bid on the blue ribbons for the chance  to support 4-H and local youths. Abigail Wilwerding (left) is ready to present her five-month-old Suffolk sheep, Bernard, at the auction Saturday. Abigail is the daughter of Jim and Sarah Wilwerding of Freeport, and a member of the Pelican Peak 4-H club.