Category: County Fair & Rodeo

Livestock Exhibitors Get Ready for the Fair

Freestone County youth are getting their animal projects ready for the upcoming Freestone County Fair & Rodeo. FFA and 4-H students compete in both breeding and market events for their livestock. According to Extension Agent-Ag Erin Davis, Freestone County exhibitors have entered a total of 267 Market animals for the county fair livestock shows, along with 183 Breeding entries and 4 Horse Halter projects. The breakdown is as follows: Market –Poultry – 15          –Rabbits – 29          –Goats – 64 –Sheep – 37            –Swine – 60            –Steers – 30 Breeding –Rabbits – 31          –Goats – 25            –Sheep – 25 –Swine – 60            –Heifers – 42 Several animal clinics are being held in May at the fairgrounds, to assist exhibitors with their projects. A Swine Clinic will be held on Friday, May12th beginning at 6:00 p.m. Rabbit validation will be on Saturday, May 13th from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. A Sheep and Goat Clinic will be held later that day (May 13th) at 10:00 a.m. The Steer / Heifer Show Clinic will be held Saturday, June 3rd beginning at 8:00 a.m. For more information, contact the Freestone County Extension office at 903-389-3436. The Freestone County Fair & Rodeo is set for June 12-17, 2017. Livestock shows will be held throughout the week with the Market Sale on that Saturday morning at the Ike Carden Pavilion. The Horse Halter Project Show...

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Freestone Co. Royalty Competes for Miss TX Outstanding Teen in June

April 21-23, Miss Freestone County Outstanding Teen, 17 year old, Chloe Sifford, attended Miss Texas Spring Meeting in Richardson.  Miss Texas Scholarship Organization provides opportunities for young women to achieve their personal goals and professional ambitions. Chloe has participated in community service activities and will continue to develop leadership skills that will help her excel in their chosen career and life goals. During Spring Meeting, Chloe meet lifelong friends, learned a production number to be performed during competition, attended wardrobe fittings, performed her talent, attend meetings with her director, Anne Hunt, and signed her name to the placement board. Omega 24 was the spot she officially selected as her completion group and number. Amongst all the excitement, Chloe was able to meet the current Miss Texas Outstanding Teen, Heather King (pictured at left). Chloe will be competing for the Miss Texas Outstanding Teen June 26, with crowning July 1st. The Miss America Organization is one of the nation’s leading achievement programs and the world’s largest provider for scholarship assistance for young women. Each year, the Miss America Organization makes available more than $40 million in cash and tuition scholarship assistance. Based in Linwood, New Jersey, the Miss America Organization provides young women with a vehicle to further their personal and professional goals and instills a spirit of community service through a variety of unique nation community-based programs. On annual...

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