By Tony Farkas
COLDSPRING — San Jacinto County Fair Board President Tommy Hues’ prediction of a good livestock sale on Saturday was more than just right, it was impressively right.
The unofficial total from the Youth Livestock Sale as of Monday was $610,765, which organizers call a huge record. Additionally, those totals are not final, as the fair board allows add-ons for two weeks after the fair.
This surpassed the 2021 total of $506,125.
The top buyer for this year’s fair was Frontier Tractor and Equipment.
“The attendance this year was very good,” Hues said. “People always come out to support these kids.”
Hues also said that all judges were very complimentary of the exhibits, calling the quality of the animals great.
Additionally, Averey Moss, a freshman at Coldspring-Oakhurst High School, was crowned 2022 Fair Queen on Saturday.
Averey has participated in 4-H since she was 5, joining as a Clover Kid. She shows cattle, does livestock judging, consumer decision making, Beef Skillathon and vet science, among other interests.
At school she is a varsity cheerleader, and after graduation, she wants to be an ag teacher.