Special to the News-Standard
GROVETON — In one week, 4-H and FFA students from the four county schools, among others, will compete in the Trinity County Fair and Youth Livestock Show.
The fair, always the third weekend in March at the Y in Groveton, will feature the animal and other projects completed by students from Apple Springs, Centerville, Groveton and Trinity schools.
The fair barn, the volunteers, and the competitors have all chipped in to prepare, a worthy endeavor to support the youth of Trinity County, according to organizer and Board President Bill Wagner.
“The kids have worked very hard in raising their animals and building their projects and we all need to show them we care and are very proud of them for their efforts,” he said. “Whether they win a belt buckle or come in last, they all need our support.”
The Pet Show will begin at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 19. Any child that wants to participate in the pet show must be there by 10:30 a.m. to register and must be under the age of 8 years old and bring their pet.
Also on Saturday, the Awards Presentation will begin at 5 p.m., followed by the live auction at 5:30 p.m. All buyers and add-ons are welcome.
There will be food vendors selling barbecue, hamburgers, sausage on a stick, breakfast burritos, funnel cakes, drinks and more.
For information, call Show Secretary Laura Worsham Anderson at (936) 465-0110 or Bill Wagner at (713) 501-6733.
Schedule of Events
Trinity County Fair and Youth Livestock Show
Thursday, March 17
7 am.-noon: Check in all shop projects
4 p.m.: Steers must be in the arena
4-5 p.m.: Steer weigh-in and sift
Friday, March 18
7-10 a.m.: Check-in time for all other market animals, shop projects and all expense sheets
Noon: Broiler competition, Commercial Heifer written test
1 p.m.: Fryer competition
3 p.m.: Lamb competition
4 p.m.: Goat competition
6 p.m.: Swine competition
Saturday, March 19
7 a.m.: Commercial Heifer competition
8-9 a.m.: Home Economics projects turned in
10 a.m.: Steer competition
11:30 a.m.: Pet show
5 p.m. Awards presentation
5:30 p.m. Live auction.