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Wilson County show under way
Eagle Creek 4-H Club member Shelbi Bays feeds her goats, in preparation for the Wilson County Junior Livestock Show Jan. 19-22 in Floresville.
After months of preparation, members of area FFA and 4-H clubs will be exhibiting their animals in the Wilson County Junior Livestock Show, in anticipation of selling their projects in the auction to be held Saturday, Jan. 22, at 2 p.m. in the Wilson County Show Barn, located on U.S. 97 east of Floresville.
A horse show once again began this year’s schedule of events on Jan. 18.
Wednesday’s events include the judging of breeding sheep at 8:30 a.m., followed by the market show. Other events include the judging of breeding goats at 10:30, followed by market goats and showmanship.
The judging of rabbits begins the activities Thursday at 9 a.m. The ever-popular market hog show begins at 3 p.m.
The judging of poultry begins Friday’s activities at 10 a.m., with turkeys to follow upon completion of the poultry show.
The final judging event is the cattle show, which begins Friday at 1 p.m.
The baked-foods auction will once again be held in conjunction with the Auction of Champions. At the conclusion of the auction, the results of the ag mechanics silent auction will be announced.
The Wilson County Junior Livestock Show’s premium auction allows the students to retain their animals after the sale, thus allowing the exhibitors to show their animals in other shows.
Businesses and individuals are invited to participate in the Kash for Kids, now in its seventh year, by donating toward the program, which provides $6,000 in scholarships for the breeding show supreme champions. In exchange, the businesses and individuals are recognized for their donations. This nonprofit organization is made up of all volunteers.
As a registered buyer, the donor has access to the buyers’ ring, where complimentary food and drinks are provided Saturday beginning at noon.
For more information regarding Kash for Kids, contact Gerald Eckel at 830-484-3314, John Yow at 210-380-6929, or any other committee member.
According to archives of the Floresville Chronicle-Journal, the first Wilson County Junior Livestock Show was held in January 1965 with Monty Hall and Clyde Holdcroft serving as auctioneers. The sale was held in the Cattle Auction Barn, formerly located next to what is now the maintenance department of the Floresville Independent School District.
While most people are accustomed to the present site, the Livestock Committee, in the 1970s, voted to consolidate the sale to the Wilson County Show Barn in Floresville, where it has been held ever since.
The show’s other locations included Fahrenthold Gin in Poth, the McDonald Farm near Floresville, the Peanut Dryers in Floresville, and the Rodeo Arena in Stockdale.
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