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Kash for Kids — Building a foundation for tomorrow’s leaders today
After months of preparation, members of the area FFA and 4-H clubs will be exhibiting their animals in the Wilson County Junior Livestock Show, in anticipation of selling them in the sale of champions auction to be held Saturday, Jan. 26, at 2 p.m.
The premium sale is a showcase of the elite projects that have exhibited at the show, according to Kash For Kids organizers.
Businesses and individuals are invited to participate by donating toward the program. In exchange, the businesses and individuals are recognized for their donations.
Last year, with the contributions from supporters, the gross auction sales totaled a record $430,000. The proceeds of the auction support the educational dreams of many youngsters along with enhancing the quality of future projects.
Kash for Kids, now in its ninth year, is made up of all volunteers.
To participate in the program, a registered buyer must be willing to spend a minimum of $250. The buyer has the option to purchase individually or pool with others. The donor need not attend the auction to participate in the program. Buyers typically coordinate with each other to share the cost of each animal auctioned so that more students can be helped. The donor can also “add-on” to an item for any amount. Add-ons of $100 or more will have their name/company mentioned during the auction.
Donors can prepay their donations or can be invoiced at the conclusion of the auction with payment due within 30 days of the invoice date.
Committee members include Gerald Eckel, John Yow, Marilyn Ebrom, Justin and Jennifer Kotzur, Tommy and Sheila Gilmore, Kim and Fabian Jarzombek, Nancy Kolodziej, Eddie and Darlene Alsobrook, Trudy Jones, and Jennifer Fuller-Miksch.
The Wilson County Junior Livestock Show will be held Wednesday, Jan. 23, through Saturday, Jan. 26, in the Wilson County Show Barn, located on S.H. 97 east of Floresville. A horse show began this year’s schedule of events.
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.
For more information regarding Kash for Kids, contact Eckel at 830-484-3314, Yow at 210-380-6929, or any other committee member.
For more information regarding the Wilson County Junior Livestock Show, see the schedule on page 2D or call 830-393-7357.
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