Aislynn Schouten, Spring High School senior, and her Southwestern lamb named Lime are getting ready for the Spring Livestock Show and Fair.
HOUSTON – March 11, 2016 – The Spring Livestock Show and Fair will be celebrating its 65th year April 7-9 at the Nagy Pavilion, 24037 Hardy Rd. A long-standing tradition in Spring ISD, the event showcases student projects, including some that have been a year in the making.
Spring ISD students involved in FFA and Family Career and Community Leaders of America at Dekaney, Spring, Westfield and Carl Wunsche Sr. high schools, as well as students in Spring 4-H, have been practicing their exhibition skills and preparing their entries as they gear up for the big event.
“Raising an animal is a big commitment of time and money. Despite inclement weather and busy schedules, livestock have to be cared for properly on a daily basis. Learning to be responsible and dedicated are important life skills that will benefit these students their entire lives,” said Marsha Cook, Spring Tri-Club president. “They have earned and truly appreciate this opportunity to showcase their skills and compete for funds that are most often used to finance future projects and continue their education.”
This year’s show will consist of hundreds of entries, including rabbits, goats, lambs, swine, poultry, cattle, and arts and crafts. Livestock shows will be scheduled throughout the three days, while special events, including Torch Cutting, Teach the Teacher, Pee Wee, Old Timers and Alumni showmanship contests, will be featured on Friday, April 8.
Community members will have several opportunities Saturday, April 9 to show their support for the students involved in the program. The silent auction will begin at 9 a.m. with a buyers’ lunch at 11 a.m. followed by the live auction at 12:30 p.m.
Each year an honoree is chosen who has made a lasting impact on Spring Tri-Club. This year Doug and Joretta Hudson share the honor. In 1984, the Hudsons became involved with Spring Tri-Club along with their children. In years since, they have supported both their children and later their grandchildren with various livestock projects. Additionally, Doug has served on the executive board and as a committee chairman in numerous areas. He and Joretta are especially well-known for their long-term commitment to the decorations committee, helping each year to decorate the show grounds before the event. They will be recognized on Saturday.
“Proceeds from the purchase of Scholarship Cakes, the special events and in-kind donations go towards funding scholarships for graduating seniors,” Cook said.
There are several ways to support the Spring Livestock Show and Fair, including sponsorships of animal projects, tents, scholarships, and buckle and banner awards; live auction; silent auction; private sale; and add-ons. To be a sponsor, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call Marsha Cook at 281-384-3122. In addition, donations can be made to the Spring ISD Stampede Buyers Group by contacting the Spring ISD Communications Office at 281-891-6005 or email email@example.com.
Spring Tri-Club, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization. Forms and detailed information are located online at www.SpringTri-Club.org.
Schedule of Events
Thursday, April 7, 2016
- 9:00 a.m. – Rabbit Show
- 1:00 p.m. – Goat Show
- 2:00 p.m. – Judging for arts, crafts and photography projects
- 2:30 p.m. – Lamb Show
- 6:00 p.m. – Swine Show
Friday, April 8, 2016
- 9:00 a.m. – Judging for food entries and horticulture projects
- 9:00 a.m. – Poultry Show
- 9:00 a.m. – Elementary Tour Guide
- 12:00 p.m. – Breeding Heifer Show
- 12:30 p.m. – Market Steer Show
- 3:00 p.m. – Torch Cutting Contest
- 5:00 p.m. – Teach the Teacher Contest
- 6:00 p.m. – Pee Wee Showmanship and Stick Horse Races
- 6:30 p.m. – Old Timers Showmanship
- 7:00 p.m. – Alumni Showmanship
Saturday, April 9, 2016
- 8:00 a.m. – Floral Design Contest
- 9:00 a.m. – Open Silent Auction Bidding
- 11:00 a.m. – Buyers Reception and Lunch
- 12:30 p.m. – Opening Ceremony and Live Auction