Representatives of the Spring ISD Superintendent’s Stampede buyers’ group join Kyle Williams, far right, in the “winner’s circle” with his Grand Champion Steer. Williams is a Spring High School FFA student.
HOUSTON – May 26, 2016 – The 65th Annual Spring Livestock Show and Fair raised a grand total of $134,015, including live and silent auctions, private sales and add-on donations.
The event features projects entered by 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.
“The Spring Livestock Show and Sale was a success, thanks in part to the support and generous donations of community members and our Spring ISD staff,” said Spring ISD Superintendent Rodney Watson. “Their contributions helped the Spring ISD Stampede Buyers’ Group purchase the Grand Champion Steer along with several other student projects, keeping this long-standing tradition vibrant. Not only will students use the proceeds from the sale to finance future projects or fund their education after graduation, but the livestock purchased will directly impact the Spring community as it has been processed and donated to local ministries to help feed the hungry in our area.”
Community members had several opportunities on the last day of the three-day event to support the students involved in the program, including a live auction that raised $86,675, a private sale that raised $25,225 and a silent auction that brought in $9,575. Buyers can choose to donate additional money for students’ projects that have already been purchased, and the community generously added $12,540 to the final tally through add-on donations. The money students earn at the show is used to finance future projects and continue their education.
Additionally, the Spring Tri-Club, a 501(c)(3) organization that sponsors the event, uses funds raised at the fair to provide graduating seniors with scholarships. The sale of “scholarship cakes” raised $5,855. For more information about the organization, go to www.SpringTri-Club.org.