Under sunny skies and near-perfect weather, the 71st annual Spring Livestock Show & Fair was held over the weekend, with students from across the district taking part in the livestock shows.
At Saturday’s main auction, the Superintendent’s Stampede bid on — and won — the Grand Champion Steer for $6,700, which was raised by Savanna Graff, a Spring ISD student and member of Spring FFA.
The Stampede is an annual joint effort by Spring ISD employees to raise money to bid on animals at the final auction. This year’s goal was to raise $20,000. The final amount raised exceeded that goal, with $26,884.26 raised.
Included in the Stampede buyers group’s winning bids were $1,000 for a turkey and $1,300 for a rabbit.
“Every year, Spring ISD has a goal to help give back to the students in our community who take part in the Livestock Show and Fair,” Superintendent Lupita Hinojosa said. “This year was no different in that employees from across the district chipped in to help us exceed our fundraising goal. To be able to witness the hard work of these students and to support them is wonderful.”
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.