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La Vernia show March 26-28

 
La Vernia show March 26-28
Hannah Raleigh, a fourth-grader at La Vernia Intermediate School and a member of County Line 4-H Club, spends time with her meat pen rabbits so that she can work with them more easily. Watch for Hannah and other exhibitors as they participate in the 58th annual La Vernia Junior Livestock & Poultry Show beginning Thursday, March 26, at 5 p.m.

On the heels of the conclusion of the Houston Stock Show and Rodeo, volunteers continue to prepare the La Vernia Chamber of Commerce grounds for the 58th La Vernia Junior Livestock and Poultry Show. The show, sponsored by the La Vernia Chamber of Commerce, will begin Thursday, March 26, and concludes Saturday, March 28, on the chamber grounds, located at 12301 U.S. 87 in La Vernia.

Invitation letters have been mailed, but new businesses of the community and local supporters of youth are all invited to help in supporting another great show for La Vernia Independent School District 4-H and FFA exhibitors.

Baked foods, art

The baked foods show and arts and crafts judging will take place Friday, March 27, with an auction Friday at 4 p.m. in the show arena. Judging of the arts and crafts will take place at 10:30 a.m. The baked foods show judging begins at 11 a.m.

Food booths, refreshments, exhibits, and arts and crafts booths will be available throughout the show.

For more information on booths, call Charity at 830-534-9241.

A silent auction also will be held, with proceeds to benefit senior scholarships.

Livestock, poultry

Once again, the livestock show will begin with the rabbit judging Thursday at 5 p.m.

The show continues Friday, with the poultry judging at 8 a.m. Turkeys will be first, followed by broilers.

Lamb and goat judging -- market and breeding -- is set for 10 a.m.

Steers will take center stage at 2 p.m., with the swine judging concluding Friday’s activities at 6 p.m. The livestock and poultry exhibitors will have their auction on Saturday at noon in the sale arena.

Buyers’ pool

The hospitality building will be open for auction buyers with sandwiches, snacks, and refreshments starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday. A meet-and-greet with signup of buyers will be held starting at this time, with auction sheets and add-on forms available. The buyers’ pool also will be accepting donations for the 2015 show.

To conclude the festivities, dance to the music of “Made in Texas” from 8 p.m. until midnight. The dance is open to the public.

For more information, contact Mark Koepp at 210-288-9889, or Sarah Young at 830-947-3322 or 210-259-9886.

Buyers’ Pool

Anyone wishing to make a donation to the buyers’ pool may visit the booth set up at the show or send their contribution to La Vernia Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 152, La Vernia, TX 78121, and specify Buyers’ Pool.

All donations are appreciated, with 100 percent of the donations applied to the auction winners. Your support and commitment to the youth of today secure better leadership for tomorrow’s future.

 
 
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